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A sailors scroll for stocking your seaboat

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Whether you're a "sailor" who's going out to sea on a pontoon, speed boat, or sailboat, there's something special about being behind the wheel, cutting through the waves. However, I don't want your day to be ruined by forgetting the most essential items needed for your trip out at sea.

That's why you should follow this checklist cleverly titled the Sailors Scroll for Stocking Your Seaboat and never forget another important item again:

  • PFD (Personal Flotation Device or Life Jacket):

    You will need at least one PFD for each person on board. Children under 13 are often required by law to wear a flotation device while on a boat. See what your state has to say about these PFD requirements.

  • Whistle:

    Blow on the whistle while wet to make sure it still works through the water!

  • Water:

    No matter how long you intend to stay out, bring a full supply of water for each sailor on board to ensure that you'll have access to clean water in case of the unexpected.

  • First Aid Kit:

    You never know what the waves will bring while out boating. Make sure you always have a stocked first aid kit on board to tend to the small accidents as well as the big.

And don't forget these other items:

  • Boat registration
  • Anchor
  • Jumper cables
  • Signal horn
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Rope
  • Bucket
  • Spare clothes
  • Razor blade or Swiss knife
  • Flashlight
  • Blanket
  • Toliet Paper
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Food

Enjoy your day out at sea! Did we miss anything on our list? Comment below!

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