Memorial Day Weekend is one of the busiest weekends of the year. You may think getting on your boat with the family will get you away from the crowd. Think again. There will be many other families out on the water during Memorial Day Weekend, so it’s best to be prepared for the holiday rush.
Bring extra supplies
If you’re an experienced boater, then you likely already have supplies such as food, water, first aid kits, life vests, and more. But chances are you’ll be bringing a few extra people with you on your boat ride this weekend. Either that, or you’ll be spending extra time out on your boat thanks to the long weekend. Be sure, then, to bring extra supplies with you each time you board your boat.
Talk things over with guests
If you’re planning on bringing friends and family with you on your boat, make sure they’re well-prepared too. Guests should know the basic safety rules when it comes to boating, and they should all bring specific supplies that they might need (food, water, sunscreen, medication, etc.). You should also show them how to use certain items, like your VHF radio or your docking lines. By ensuring your guests are knowledgeable about boat safety, you’ll avoid any mishaps.
Even if you’re in a relatively secluded area, chances are you’ll encounter some crowds. As such, you’ll need to be aware of other boats, swimmers, and more. Always maintain a safe speed and keep a proper lookout at all times. Doing so will ensure that you are always aware of your surroundings, and you can stop if anything sudden occurs.
As you’re prepping for the Memorial Day Weekend, make sure you have a good dock to board on and off safely. V-Dock has plenty of docks for you to choose from, so look through our inventory or contact us today.