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COAST GUARD AUXILIARY RECREATIONAL BOATING SAFETY OUTREACH DEPARTMENT POSTS "AVOIDING PROPELLER STRIKES" ON 05APR12
BOATER ALERT: PROPELLERS CAN CAUSE SEVERE OR LETHAL INJURIES IN AN INSTANT OF CARELESS BEHAVIOR. THE CURRENT ISSUE OF SEAWORTHY, THE BOATUS MARINE INSURANCE & DAMAGE AVOIDANCE REPORT, INCLUDES AN ARTICLE LISTING SAFETY RULES FOR AVOIDING PROPELLER INJURIES WHILE ON THE BOAT & WHILE WATER SKIING OR SWIMMING.
The Safety rules are summarized below, but the full article is available by clicking the link below:
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Feet in the boat– Always keep everyone safely seated inside the boat.
Never allow passengers to ride on the bow, gunwales, or transom, and
never put the engine into gear until you visually confirm that everyone
who was in the water is back inside the boat.
and cross wakes at an angle, not straight on.
so either leave the beer home or drink in moderation.
been killed or seriously injured by propellers, so retrieve skiers quickly
and stay well clear of swimming zones and diver-down areas.
Also, never back toward a skier or anyone else in the water.
while the engine is in gear. And don’t use an outboard’s lower unit for
re-boarding. Even when propellers are not moving, they are sharp
enough to cause serious injuries.
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