(PIX11)– Below are some safety tips and guides that will improve your boating experience.
These are some practices to becareful of, according to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
Boating While Intoxicated
No one may operate a vessel on the waters of NYS while impaired or intoxicated through the consumption of either alcohol or drugs. New York law now prescribes heavy fines, imprisonment, and the suspension of operator privileges for violators.
Operators should also strictly follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for engine size. A larger engine may make your boat run faster, however it may have not been designed to handle the weight or stress.
Bow riding is extremely dangerous, unless the vessel has an open bow designed specifically for passengers. If the boat hits a large wake or wave, or makes a sudden, sharp turn, the person riding the bow may be thrown overboard. Captains should insist that their passengers take a seat, and stay in that seat, while the boat is underway
New Jersey Police Boating Safety Manual has everything sailors need to know about boating regulations in the Garden State.
For safety regulations in Connecticut, refer to the 2014 Connecticut Boater’s Guide.