Your Boating Essentials Checklist
At Muskoka Marinas, we highly recommend you keep the following items on your boat to ensure a safe, enjoyable summer on the water:
- Sunscreen and Bug spray
Don’t let bugs and sunburn ruin a fun outing. Keep sunscreen and bug spray bottles waiting for you on the boat, and make sure to replace them every year.
- First Aid Kit
Be prepared to give immediate attention to anyone who is hurt. Most injuries will be minor, but a complete first aid kit could eventually save a life.
- Fire Extinguisher
A fire on a boat is a life-threatening emergency, especially if you are far from shore. Protect your passengers with a fresh fire extinguisher, and make sure you know how to use it properly.
- Life Jackets
Everyone on board should have a life jacket that fits right and can hold their weight. Kids, of course, should always wear their life jackets while riding on a boat.
- Extra Rope
Whether for tying to the dock, towing another boat, or throwing to an overboard passenger, a rope will always come in handy!
- A Sharp Knife
From cutting up bait to cutting off unwanted ropes, a well-maintained utility knife is an invaluable tool. Always keep your knife in its sheath and find a safe spot for it where children won’t be able to find it.
- Emergency Signal Flares
If you are stuck in the water, one of the most important rescue items is a good signal flare. It should give off plenty of smoke and light so the flare can be seen day or night.
- Motion Sickness Pills
Keep a supply of motion sickness pills in your boat. You may never need them, but the first passenger that gets seasick will be incredibly grateful.
- Plenty of Water
Make sure everyone has enough clean, cool water for the trip. Don’t hesitate to head in for more water if your supply runs out faster than you expected.
Learn more about our high-quality boats for sale or rental. You can have a great experience on the water, and Muskoka Marinas would love to be a part of it. Browse our full collection of boats today, and don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.