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Planning a short boat outing

For shorter daytime outings on the water, at a minimum you should:

  • Contact a responsible person before you go out and tell him or her where you will be boating and when you plan to return.
  • Give your contact the phone number for local authorities in case you fail to return when expected.
  • Contact this person again when you return or if you decide to extend your time out on the water.