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01/09/2017
Make the most out of this new year while on your boat, with these 6 new year's boating resolutions that will help you enjoy your time on the water that much more.

Boating Resolutions

The new year gives you the opportunity to change and enhance certain areas of your life. If you own a boat and enjoy navigating on it, below you'll find a few ideas for new year's resolutions you can keep to make your outings that much better from now on.

Give Yourself Time to Do It

A common new year's resolutions many people have is to use their time better to enjoy the things they love. This is because, people are often so busy and filled with responsibilities, that they leave behind those activities that bring them happiness. If you want to change that this year, make the resolution to go out on your boat more often. If possible, you should even set dates to do so in your calendar, and stick to them. This way, you'll be more likely to follow through with them, and you'll take better advantage of your boat during this year.

Do a Better Job at Maintaining Your Boat

Maintaining your boat in perfect working shape requires time, money, and energy, all of which can be difficult to come by from time to time. The dangers of neglecting your boat's maintenance, however, are plenty. For one, you and your passengers may suffer from it if your boat malfunctions while out on the water. Another possibility is that it will stop working altogether because of all of the wear and tear it's endured. To keep that from happening, take it to a trusted mechanic around twice a year so they can check and fix any issues.

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Take Your Boat Out to New Waters

If you've been boating for a while now, you've probably created a foolproof routine that you know by heart. However, doing the same thing time after time can make things boring, tiring, and unexciting. For that reason, you should keep the resolution to be more adventurous while you're on your boat over the course of this new year. Needless to say, you should still be very careful and only explore new waters if it's safe. Still, going to new places and trying new things each time you head out, will give you something to look forward to.

Be Extra Careful When Navigating

Something that occurs when we've done one activity over and over again, is that we start getting reckless with it. After all, if you've done one thing successfully for quite a few times, you may think you have everything under control. However, you should always be extremely careful when you're on your boat, as the conditions around you can change dramatically, and the consequences of them can be fatal. You always need to be able to react correctly in order to remain safe. For that reason, resolve to be more careful, pay attention to the water, only navigate when you're fully alert, and more.

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Be Ready for Emergency Situations

Tied up to the point above, you not only need to be careful when you're out boating, but you should be fully prepared in case things don't go as planned. After all, having an emergency in the middle of the water can make things even more dangerous, so prepare effectively for any eventuality. To that end, remember to always keep an equipped emergency kit (with a fire extinguisher, flares, communication devices, and a first aid kit) on board. Also, engage others in this endeavor: conduct drills on your boat and make everyone wear their life jacket to stay safe.

Enjoy Your Time Out on the Water

As a final but a crucial resolution, you should make sure to always enjoy your time out on the water. Being careful when navigating, wanting everyone to be safe, and other responsibilities, may stress you out, but you should remember that this is an activity that you're supposed to enjoy. Invite your friends and family to share this time with you so you can enrich your experience. You may even want to extend that invitation to people who've never been on a boat, so you can continue spreading the love for this activity.
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