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Safety Tips

Find everything you need to know about boating safety with these tips from the U.S. Coast Guard and other boating experts.

  • Kayaks on the water

    Add ownership and phone information to your paddlecraft or small unregistered boat.

    Today, bright orange “If Found” stickers are available through local Coast Guard Auxiliary flotillas, United States Power Squadrons offices, kayak and canoe shops and…
  • Towing a tube

    Riding on towable tubes is one of the most accessible and inclusive ways there is to enjoy the water.

    Riding on towable tubes is one of the most accessible, inclusive and just plain fun ways there is to enjoy the water. But the greater surface area on a tube produces…
  • As boat captain, it's your responsibility to maintain an unobstructed view from the helm.

    Rule 5 requires that every vessel “shall at all times maintain a proper lookout by sight and hearing as well as by all available means appropriate in the prevailing…

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