Preparation

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Charts

Trip / Rescue Plan

Equipment Checks

Fuelling Safety

There are standard procedures that all boaters should be aware of and implement before every departure. Each type of boating activity has its own body of knowledge and set of procedures to be followed for a safe and enjoyable experience.

Be Prepared!

  • Take an accredited Canadian boating course

  • Inspect all your equipment before departure

  • Buckle up your lifejacket or personal flotation device before getting on board

  • Check the forecast for weather and water conditions before heading out and keep a watchful eye out for changing conditions

  • Study and carry your marine charts

  • Leave a trip/rescue plan with a responsible person

  • Don't cruise with booze

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