Aahhhaaa, spring time is finally here! If you are anything like me, you are sprucing up the landscaping, getting the yard tools and mower ready, planting flowers, but most importantly, getting the boat or jet ski ready for the inaugural boat ride of the season. Maybe you are new to boating and just getting your feet wet, or a seasoned sea captain, looking at that boat upgrade that you have always wanted, regardless, the one thing you can’t forget about are those safety checklists.
There are a few things that you will need to check to make sure your boat is sea worthy before taking it out this season. First and foremost, is your boat registration up to date and are the numbers on your boat correct and legible? Check your registration and be sure to renew with your local Department of Motor Vehicles. If you need to refresh your boat numbers, or you have a quirky boat name, or a not so quirky name for you boat… head on over to DOTNumberStore.com. While visiting, you can order decals for both your boat name and hailing port, and your Coast Guard compliant numbers in the color and size of your choice.
Once your boat registration is up to date, your boat number decals are installed, you are ready to go right? Not so fast, there are a few other very important steps to take before heading out on the water!