Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Boat Tips: On the Lookout

As the official blog of FirstBoat.com, whose visitors include many a new boater, we here at the Daily Boater love to find good boat tips. Heck, even more seasoned boaters may hate to admit it, but we could all use a reminder now and again… for safety's sake.

So when we found out that Ericka Watson, About.com's Powerboating blogger, had begun a new feature on her blog called "Boat Tips", we immediately asked her if we could get on board and share a few of her tips with our readers.

One of Ericka's first tips is about maintaining a proper lookout - a Coast Guard Navigation Rule that doesn't get as much attention as it should. Ericka sums up this tip nicely when she says, "Simply put, look around and listen for danger in all conditions so you can make good decisions and avoid hitting another boat, something in the water, or even land."

But as Ericka explains, there's much more to it than that. Check out Ericka's Powerboating Blog for the full tip about keeping a proper lookout while boating.

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