Everyone who owns a boat here in New York and Pennsylvania knows that the right gear is essential for safety and comfort on the water. Whether you’re heading out for a leisurely afternoon of fishing or embarking on an extended voyage, having the right equipment on board can make all the difference. Here are some essential items we at AW Burchell Agency Inc. think you should keep on your boat to ensure an enjoyable experience.
Essential gear to keep on your boat
1. Life Jackets:
All boaters should wear life jackets while out on the water, so it’s important to make sure you have plenty of them for everyone in your party. Make sure they fit properly and are U.S. Coast Guard-approved for your peace of mind.
2. Safety Equipment:
A first aid kit is always a good idea in case of injury or illness while at sea, as well as flares and other signaling devices in case you need help from someone else on the water.
3. Navigation Tools:
Whether it be paper maps or digital GPS navigational systems, having these tools will help you stay aware of where you are and get back safe if you ever become disoriented during your trip.
4. Communication Devices:
A VHF radio is an invaluable tool to reach out to marina staff and fellow boaters in an emergency situation, so make sure you have one with working batteries just in case.
5. Emergency Supplies:
In addition to having a first aid kit, it’s also wise to keep an emergency bailing bucket (for flooding situations) as well as fire extinguishers aboard your vessel at all times just in case something goes wrong while out at sea.
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