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Flotilla 054-03-03
 Kilmarnock, Virginia

 

 

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COAST GUARD AUXILIARY RECREATIONAL BOATING SAFETY OUTREACH DEPARTMENT POSTS "AVOIDING PROPELLER STRIKES" ON 05APR12

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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:

 

 

SEAWORTHY - AVOIDING PROPELLER STRIKES

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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.

Be awake to wakes–Slow down when you see large wakes approaching,

and cross wakes at an angle, not straight on.

Booze and lose–Alcohol plays a key role in many propeller injuries,

so either leave the beer home or drink in moderation.

Keep a sharp lookout
–Many skiers, swimmers, and divers have

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.

Stay off platforms–Keep everyone away from slippery swim platforms

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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