Monday, July 20, 2009

Boating Safety Equipment and Accessories

When you are looking for boating safety equipment and accessories, you may become overwhelmed at the amount of products available.

To begin with, you need to make sure that you have all the required boating safety equipment for your vessel. Check the requirements with your local Coast Guard.

A VHF radio, although not mandatory equipment, is an item you may want to have on board to request assistance in the event of an emergency. In Canada, to use a VHF radio an Operator Certificate is required.

Other accessories will depend on how you will be using your boat. For instance, for your water sports, look into a pair of water skis and a slalom ski as well as a strong tow rope.

If you will be entertaining on your boat, you may consider an on-board stereo essential. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on a boat stereo, however, you may find the extra investment is well worth your enjoyment!

Recreational boating accessories can run the gamut from fishing gear to nice sunglasses.

If you will be traveling on large bodies of water, a boating accessory you may need is a navigation system. Today, many GPS systems can be found relatively inexpensively.

For boats with below-deck living quarters and a galley, you will want to have the the necessary accessories to prepare meals for the crew. Here is an article on Boating Galley Tips.

Depending on the size of your boat, a television with a DVD player may be useful if you are boating with children.

Boating accessories can be found in many places. Many deals may be found online. One place to check is Great Canadian Rebates. Shop around and outfit your boat with safety equipment and accessories. Then enjoy!

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