National Boat Safety Week | YSF

National Boat Safety Week | YSF


THIS WEEK IS NATIONAL BOAT
SAFETY WEEK. JUST AHEAD OF THE LONG MEMORIAL
DAY WEEKEND– AND THE UNOFFICIAL START TO SUMMER– IT’S THE
PERFECT TIME FOR BOATERS TO GET OUT THEIR CHECKLISTS TO MAKE
SURE THEY’RE READY FOR A FUN, SAFE DAY ON THE WATER. HERE’S “FLORIDA INSIDER FISHING
REPORT”‘S CAPTAIN RICK MURPHY AND COAST GUARD JEFF BARNES WITH
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU CAST OFF. WE’RE CONCERNED ABOUT
EVERYONE’S SAFETY EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR. SO TWO OF THE THINGS WE’RE GOING
TO TALK ABOUT THIS WEEK IS LIFE JACKETS AND THEY’RE CHANGING A
LITTLE BIT. AND WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT
EPERBS OR LOCATOR BEACONS. YOU SEE THIS, YOU HAVE TYPE 1
THROUGH 5, RIGHT? AN ICON WITH SOMEONE IN THE
WATER AND THAT NUMBER IS ATTACHED TO THE AMOUNT OF
BUOYANCY WE CALL NEWTON. FTC WE GOT FROM 50 TO 70 NEWTONS
TO ACTUALLY 300 NEWTONS. THE 1 TBITS ARE THE ONES OPEN
WATER, 25 MILES AN HOUR, YOUR VHF ISN’T GOING TO WORK, YOUR
SMALLER ONES 50 NEWTONS ARE THE IN-SHORE PEOPLE NOT TOO FAR AWAY
FROM LAND. BUT WHEN YOU ARE OFF SHORE AND
YOU NEED TO HAVE THAT EXTRA TIME YOU ARE GOING TO NEED TO HAVE AN
EPERB OR A POB. WHAT WE MEAN BY A PO INTMPLET A
PERSONAL LOCATOR BEACON. LOOK HOW SMALL THIS ONE IS. AMAZING. MADE BY OCEAN SNAM A COMPANY
PART OF ACR, AN ANTENNA COMES OUT, THE DOOR OPENS UP, AND —
BING BING BING. THAT’S PRETTY INDIVIDUAL,
RIGHT? VERY EASY TO PUT ON YOUR LIFE
JACKET. AND THEN FOR VESSELS WE HAVE THE
EPERBS. THE POSITION BEACON WILL START
UP AND ACTIVATE AS SOON AS IT STARTS —
TO GET WATER. GETTING WATERS, IT’S FLOATING
IN WATER RIGHT FROM YOUR BOAT. AS LONG AS YOU REGISTER, MAKE
SURE YOU REGISTER WITH NOAA, MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHO NEAR
LOOKING FOR. SO BE SAFE ON THE WATER,
EVERYONE. GOOD INFORMATION. WE’LL HAVE MORE INFORMATION FOR
YOU ON BOATING SAFETY ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

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