Category: Boating Safety

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Woodard marine september boater's blog

Boat service tips

Here at Woodward Marine, we’re committed to helping boaters maximize their experiences on the water. One way we follow through on this commitment is to help boaters maintain and care for their vessels. In this latest post, we present 10 boating service tips from our maintenance experts.

1 – INSPECT YOUR ENGINE AFTER EACH TRIP

After you arrive back on land after each trip on the water, it’s a good idea to inspect the engine of the boat. Look for rust, leaks or any damage and then have a service specialist address any problems directly as soon as possible.

2 – FLUSH THE ENGINE AFTER EACH TRIP

You should also flush the engine after each trip as well. This will help remove any debris [...]

Woodard marine april boater's blog
Boating emergencies

 

Boat Safety Isn’t Something to Joke About.

 

When it comes to safety, preventing boating emergencies has to be one of the most critical elements of your time on the water. Remembering sunscreen, fueling up and making sure your motor is maintained are all important, but if you find yourself in an emergency and don’t take the appropriate action, there may be a serious injury or even fatality.

Here are five common boating emergencies and some tips on how to prevent them:

 

1. COLLISIONS

The thought of your boat colliding with another vessel or a floating object on the open water is distressing. It’s crucial for every boat operator to take their role seriously, and to take the precautions necessary to [...]

Woodard marine march boater's blog

Boat safety for your children

With Spring here, it’s almost time to take your boat out on the open water and enjoy the rising temperatures and the waterside breeze. If you have young children, you’re probably hoping to be able to take them out on the boat in 2016 so that they too can enjoy an exciting open water experience. To prepare for this process, you can now begin to teach your children about the importance of boat safety. In this post, we’ll present five tips for teaching children boat safety this spring.

 

1. BEGIN EACH TRIP WITH A SAFETY BRIEFING

When taking your children out on the water, it’s imperative to begin each voyage with information on boat safety. As part of this process, you can remind children [...]

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