Sometimes writing a post for this blog can be a bit of a nightmare. You have your subject line, some good image lined up but then you realise that one or more of the images or links might not be family friendly enough to be featured, and often you have to work twice as hard to keep it clean and suitable for family viewing and reading. This is one of those posts…
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Boating Safety Tips
10 – Lets hope the catch is not so little for them!
Safety Tip: Morning dew is often 100% distilled water which can leave marks and mould on your boat, so make sure you wipe off your boat as soon as you can.
9 – I would get that excited if I owned a yacht as well!
Safety Tip: For safety and to prevent scuffs, always move an orbital polisher in the direction of its rotation (usually clockwise, or left to right) as the machine may jump if the pad strikes an obstruction when used opposite its rotation.
8 – Well I’m going a bit grey on top, but this is not he boat for me.
Safety Tip: Lots of people talk about a pair of tights and duct tape serve as a spare emergency belt and repair kit, but why not just carry the proper kit like a spare motor belt and plastic repair kit!?!
7 – If you are trying to restart the boats motor, that is not going to cut it!
Safety Tip: Before going out on the trip check engine belts for proper tension, and also look for cracking and glazing, which are often massive problems while at sea.
6 – If they are all at the back, who is driving?
Safety Tip: If you find fishing line wrapped around the outboard or sterndrive’s prop shaft, have the unit pressure-tested to ensure the oil seals haven’t been compromised.
5 – So is that boat in saliva?!?
Safety Tip: Coating cables with baby powder makes them easier to pull through the boat.
4 – If you think driving a powered yacht is thirsty work, try a rowing boat!
Safety Tip: A wet towel, folded and doubled, can be placed under a cooler to keep it from sliding around.
3 – I have just one question!
Safety Tip: Is glare at the helm impairing your visibility? Place a dark towel or shirt under the windshield.
2 – No power needed, just up the sails and eat beans!
Safety Tip: Sacrificial anodes that are more than half wasted away need to be replaced.
1 – A quick boat indeed, but constantly getting too big for its own oars.
Safety Tip: A squirt of spray lube can return an electric horn to blaring service. The diaphragms get coated with salt and don’t vibrate and this is why they often stop working.