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How to Safely Swim from a Boat

How to Safely Swim from a Boat

You’re out in the ocean, anchored in a tranquil patch of blue, and everyone’s jumping in to cool down. Who wouldn’t want to take a dive in?

Before you dive into open water from a boat, it’s incredibly important that you know how to swim safely and responsibly.

Here are some tips to keep in mind to practice safe swimming.

Don’t Swim Without a Life Jacket

No matter how peaceful the water seems, you never know when the current could pick up come. That’s why, regardless of how far out you are anchoring, you’ll want to wear a life jacket. That’s the first accessory any boat owner should buy.

Don’t Swim in Bad Weather

Sometimes you’re out boating and the weather changes quickly for the worse. Once storm clouds start appearing on the horizon, don’t jump in the water because it is incredibly dangerous during the storm. Instead, head back to the marina and wait for the weather to pass. Don’t worry; you’ll get your chance.

Don’t Swim in the Marina

As a business that specializes in boat sales, this one is, perhaps, most important to listen to. Engines and electrical charges in the water from the boats parked at marinas can be extremely dangerous to swimmers. In addition, boat operators may not see you in the water when they’re taking off. So, be careful: take your boat a safe distance away from the marina before you dive in.

At Triangle Marine Center, we know that summer is here, and the first thing we all want to do is jump in the water and embrace that sunshine. But we want to make sure you’re doing it the right way with safety and security in mind.

Terminology Every Boater Should Know

Terminology Every Boater Should Know

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a veteran boater or fresh out of boating school, you should be fluent in both the navigation and language of the water. Boaters use specific terms for a reason; it’s the easiest way to communicate among people who enjoy the same niche. This special boating terminology allows boaters to communicate…

Must-Have Boating Accessories

Must-Have Boating Accessories

As a navigator of the open water, you bear a huge responsibility to both yourself and your crew. This is why you’ll need to be prepared for any type of situation. Here is a list of boating accessories you should keep on your boat at all times to ensure the safety of your crew. Safety…

Tips for Practicing Proper Boating Etiquette

Tips for Practicing Proper Boating Etiquette

If you’ve just gotten proper licensing and certification to steer a boat, you’re probably pretty eager to set sail. But remember, you’re sharing the open waters with other enthusiastic boaters, some more experienced than you. Stay ahead of the game by practicing these boating etiquette tips that will guarantee a safe and happy trip for…

Cleaning Your Boat in the Aftermath of a Flood

Cleaning Your Boat in the Aftermath of a Flood

Hurricanes have, unfortunately, presented big problems for homeowners throughout the state of Florida this year. They have also caused trouble for boat owners who have been forced to deal with flooded boats and all of the many issues that come along with them. If your boat was flooded by one of the hurricanes that hit…