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Seven Tips for a Safe Memorial Day on the Water

Memorial Day is a time to honor those who have lost their lives while serving in the military. It is also a time for friends and family to come together and enjoy each other’s company. One popular way to celebrate Memorial Day is by spending time on the water. 

Here are seven tips for a safe and fun Memorial Day on the water:

  1. Check the Weather: Before heading out, check the weather forecast to make sure you won’t be caught in any unexpected storms or high winds. If the forecast looks unfavorable, consider postponing your plans until another day.
  2. Make a Plan: Decide where you want to go and what activities you want to do on the water. Make sure everyone in your group is on the same page and knows the plan. Visit Milwaukee has a great list of Milwaukee River & Lake Michigan Activities for your planning.
  3. Pack the Essentials: Be sure to pack enough food, water, and sunscreen for everyone. Also, bring a first-aid kit, life jackets, and any other safety equipment that may be required for your activity.
  4. Check Your Equipment: Before hitting the water, make sure all of your equipment is in good working order. Check your boat’s engine, fuel, life jackets/safety equipment, and any other equipment you plan to use.
  5. Be Respectful: Remember to be respectful of other boaters, kayakers, and swimmers on the water. Follow all posted rules and regulations, and be mindful of your speed and wake.
  6. Stay Hydrated: Spending time on the water can be dehydrating, so make sure you and your group are drinking enough water throughout the day.
  7. Have Fun: Finally, remember to relax and have fun! Memorial Day is a time to enjoy the company of friends and family, and there’s no better way to do that than by spending time on the water.

With a little preparation and planning, you can have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day on the water. If you are still looking for that perfect boat to get you out on the water- CenterPointe still has boats available for delivery this month!


Contact a CenterPointe Sales Professional today for more info, or stop in at one of our showrooms.

Tips for a Safe Memorial Day on Boating on the Water

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