If you know us at all or are a regular reader of this blog you know that nothing in boating is more important to us than safety. It’s something we take very seriously and the filter through which all of our boating decisions are made. We talked a bit about our safety gear and how we review and prepare it in this post. And while it’s essential to have the proper equipment for your boat and the type of cruising you do along with an awareness of your gear’s location and condition, the most important “piece” of boating safely is having a plan in place for when the unexpected happens.
Bill Bishop was an electronics installer out of the Sarasota area we met when we purchased our last boat. He wrote a, shall we say, “expressive” blog that was all about marine electronics and, moreover, the strangeness he encountered in the world in which he operated. He hasn’t been keeping the blog current since the end of 2017 but there’s one particular piece he posted years ago that is timeless and something we consider a must-read for anyone who does what we do, spend time on the water on our boats with our family and friends. We also consider it essential reading material for the people in your life you have on board regularly.
It’s easy to take for granted how things can go very wrong very quickly out there. The story he posted effectively drives that point home. We strongly encourage you to follow the link below, give it a read and pass it around…
We hope you’ll take a moment to share your thoughts or your own stories in the comments section after seeing the post.
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