4 Things To Watch Out For While Cruising On The Water

4 Things To Watch Out For While Cruising On The Water

September 06, 2018

Navigation lights are a critical part of your boating experience not only because the law requires them but also because they help you keep yourself and your family safe while out on the water. 


It's important to note that although your navigation lights can do wonders for spotting things in your boat's path, there are still a few things you need to keep an eye out for yourself.


That said, here are four things to be aware of while out on the water:

    1. Other boats. Boats on the water are like cars on the road and not everyone abides by the law. This means you need to keep a watchful eye out for other boaters who may not be as responsible as you are. While a boating accident caused by another boater isn't your fault, you may be able to avoid the damage if you can hear or see them coming.

    2. Diving buoys. In some areas, your boat will be sharing the same space as divers. Diving buoys are there to help keep divers safe from getting clipped by a boat who doesn't see them. Be aware of these buoys and keep away from them or you could be fined.

    3. Animals. While you're out on the water, you're sharing the space with the wild and it's only fair you watch out for them. This includes birds and sea lions.

    4. Rocks. If you've been boating in the same area for years, you may know where all the potential rocks are. But when you're boating in a new place it's important you keep an eye out for areas that could be rocky when the tide rolls out.


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An incandescent lamp can only convert between 9% to 10% of the energy fed into it into light, but an LED light can convert 100% of its energy into light, making it an energy efficient choice for your boat. The longer your boating lights last, the longer you can be out on the water soaking up what's left of the summer weather.


Whether you're looking for red lights, green lights, or blue lights, Plashlights has the boat light bars your boat needs to stay safe while out on the water. To learn more about our marine LED light strips and other boat light bars, contact Plashlights today.


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