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Tow Bee Boating Boating Safety Tip: Stay Hydrated!

Posted By Gail Kulp, Monday, June 24, 2019
Updated: Sunday, March 29, 2020

Tow Bee Boating Safety Tip: Stay Hydrated!

Tow Bee wants all boaters to know that dehydration is a doozie. Long days out on your boat combined with constant sunshine can lead to dehydration quicker than you might realize; and when sugary drinks like soda and juice are involved, those risks can be even higher. So, when you’re packing up the cooler for a day out on the water, be sure to include plenty of water for everyone on board. That means several bottles for each passenger if you’re going to be out all day!
 
It is especially important to limit alcohol consumption while on the water or skip it all together. Alcoholic beverages mixed with the sun, motion of the boat and the heat can be a dangerous combination. But, if alcoholic drinks are included in your boating plans, please designate a Sober Skipper before leaving the dock to ensure everyone’s safety.
 

 

Tags:  2018-19  Dehydration  Hydration  Sun  Tow Bee Boating Safety Tips  Water 

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Tow Bee Boating Safety Tip: Keep Sunshine in Mind!

Posted By Gail Kulp, Friday, June 14, 2019
Updated: Sunday, March 29, 2020

Tow Bee Boating Safety Tip: Keep Sunshine in Mind!

If there’s one thing that can instantly put a damper on your summer vacation, it’s sunburn. We’ve all been there, yet every summer, many of us end up as red as a tomato at some point or another. Long days out on the water mean more sun exposure than you might be used to. Combine that with getting in and out of the water to swim and cool off which leads to the sunscreen being washed off and it is easy to forget to reapply.

Next time you head out, grab plenty of sunscreen and set a timer to help remind you to reapply it every hour. If you’re out fishing or plan to be in the sun for extended periods of time without the shade of a canopy or umbrella available, consider a wide-brimmed hat and a lightweight, long-sleeved shirt. Many companies now make clothing with UV protection built in to the fabric. You can also wear a neck wrap to cover your neck, ears and the lower part of your face. And, of course, don’t forget to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun and reflections.

Whatever you choose, be extra careful this summer so you don’t end up with the pain and discomfort of sunburn. And, it is important to know that sunburn can take place anytime during the rest of the year, too.

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Tags:  2018-19  Sun  Sunscreen  Sunshine  Tow Bee Boating Safety Tips 

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