Safe Boating Week 2008

 

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Float Plans
Cape Fear Power Squadron

 
 

...FLOAT PLANS...

THE FOLLOWING IS A SAFE BOATING MESSAGE FROM THE CAPE FEAR POWER SQUADRON

Going on an extended trip in your boat? Maybe fishing offshore? It's a good idea to file a Float Plan with someone in case you have a problem and need assistance.

Float plans are simple: Write down who you are, where you are going and your route, when you left and when you expect to return. Describe you boat: type, size, color and name. Leave this written info with a friend or relative. Also leave a copy of it on the dashboard of your car at the Marina or launch site from.

Tell your friend or relative that you will call him/her when you arrive back. If you don't show up or call at your expected arrival time, your buddy can initiate a search (via the US Coast Guard). If you are missing, this float plan may save your life if folks know you are missing and can backtrack your plan/route.

THIS MESSAGE WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY...

THE CAPE FEAR POWER SQUADRON

 ...YOU'RE IN COMMAND. BOAT RESPONSIBLY!...

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