Tuesday, August 03, 2010

How Not to Run Aground

If you've read our posts about rescues over the past few weeks, you know that many boating mishaps are caused by boats running aground. Even a former American President recently ran aground in familiar waters when he unexpectedly got caught in rough seas.

Running aground is all too common, but can often be avoided or remedied if you are armed with the right knowledge. And that knowledge was provided just last week by About.com Powerboating guide Ericka Watson in her latest edition of Boat Tips, which explains what to do if your boat runs aground - and how to prevent it from happening in the first place.