• After refueling your boat, open all the hatches and smell for fumes. If detected, don’t start the engine.
  • Carbon monoxide can accumulate anywhere in or around your boat, such as inadequately ventilated canvas enclosures or enclosed places, blocked exhaust outlets and at slow speeds, while idling or stopped, among other ways.

πŸ‘Ÿ Don’t forget Non-Slip Shoes

  • You don’t want to fall overboard! Make sure you have the proper footwear.

πŸ› οΈ Have your Boat Checked

  • The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and U.S. Power Squadrons offer complimentary boat examinations. They will verify the presence and condition of certain safety equipment by state and federal regulations. They also offer free virtual vessel exams.