5 Important Boater Safety Rules Summer for 2019 on Lake of the Ozarks

Lake Ozarks Boat Crash Dock Safety

Conveniently located in the heart of Missouri, The Lake of the Ozarks is the Midwest’s premier lake resort destination, offering world-class boating and fishing. At its deepest points Lake of The Ozarks can reach 130 feet deep and covers over 61,000 square miles.

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Party Cove Lake of the Ozarks

While a great place for fun and adventure it is also important to understand some safety tips for our lake. No matter how much experience you have, it’s always a good idea for everyone to understand boating safety rules and practices before leaving the dock. Below are a few safety tips to help you boat responsibly and enjoy your time on Lake of The Ozarks this summer and in the future.

 

  1. Be prepared with safety gear

You can’t always predict an emergency, so be prepared for any situation. Here are some essential items to keep on board no matter the size of your boat: flashlight with extra batteries, first aid kit, whistle ropes and a fire extinguisher.

 

  1. Bring the proper life jackets

Life jackets do more than simply keep you afloat. Many are designed to turn an unconscious person face up and even help prevent hypothermia. By law, all boats must have a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket for each person on board. Some states also require children to wear life jackets at all times.There are many types of life jackets on the market. Make sure the one you buy is appropriate for your on-water activity.

 

  1. Take a boating safety course

The U.S. Coast Guard estimates that 70% of boating accidents are caused by operator error. Before you leave the dock, make sure you know the rules and your responsibilities.

There are several online courses available, including a few free courses. The Boat US Foundation offers a free online boating safety course developed specifically for each individual state. The U.S. Coast Guard offers an additional list of online and hands-on courses for boating safety.

 

  1. Use common sense on the water

Rules on the water aren’t much different than rules on the road. It’s important to use common sense, such as staying alert at all times, operating at a safe speed and ensuring that passengers stay safely within the boat’s railings. Also while anchored it is important if you have swimmers in the water they are clearly visible to other boaters.

 

  1. Develop a Float Plan

Whether you choose to inform a family member or staff at your local marina, let someone else know where you’re going and how long you’re going to be gone. A float plan can include the following information: name, address, and phone number of trip leader and passengers; boat type and registration information; trip itinerary; and, types of communication and signal equipment onboard, such as an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon or Personal Locator Beacon.

 

We wish everyone a fun time on the lake, and really, really encourage safe boating and please, never drink and drive! Have an Epic rest of your Summer!!

Garmin GPSMAP Chartplotters and Plotter/Sonar

GPSMAP 742 and 942 touchscreen chartplotters and the GPSMAP 1042xsv and 1242xsv keyed chartplotters

GPSMAP 742 and 942 touchscreen chartplotters and the GPSMAP 1042xsv and 1242xsv keyed chartplotters

Garmin recently debuted the latest additions to their line of GPSMAP chartplotters and plotter/sonar combo units—the GPSMAP 742 and 942 touchscreen chartplotters, and the GPSMAP 1042xsv and 1242xsv keyed chartplotter. Available in a range of sizes from 7”-12” units, with built-in sonar options, the concept behind Garmin’s new units is to offer solutions to every boat owner, bringing premium features and the latest in chartplotting technology to budget-conscious customers.

The GPSMAP 742/942 series offers 7” and 9” sunlight-readable touchscreen chartplotters or combo units, with a 10Hz GPS/GLONASS receiver for smooth on-scree navigation. These units expanded on Garmin’s popular 7” touchscreen units that were introduced in 2010, offering larger screen sizes and the latest features. The 742 and 942 are equipped with wireless connectivity for the Garmin mobile APP, connectivity to the Garmin Marine Network for easy data transfer, and NMEA 2000 and NMEA 0183 connectivity for autopilot, VHF, digital switching and other sensors.

The GPSMAP 1042xsv/1242xsv series offers 10” and 12” options with a sunlight-readable screen and keypad interface. The Keypad features a multi-function rotary knob that allows easy menu navigation even in rough water, as well as hotkeys that can be programmed for quick access to the user’s favorite features. The 1042xsv and 1242xsv offer the above mentioned features and capabilities of the 742 and 792, and are also equipped with built-in CHIRP sonar, CHIRP ClearVü and CHIRP SideVü.

Garmin’s new compact units offer a large range of solutions to boat owners and range from $799.99 to $1299.99.

Call us for more information and to schedule installation: (573) 346-1909

2016 Regal 3200 Stereo Installation

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Pictured: 3300 featured in Glacier Grey with a Tahiti Beach bootstripe from regalboats.com

What We Installed:

Wetsounds Revo 6” with blue led back lighting
Wetsounds SYN-DX 6 Channel Marine Amplifier
Fusion UD750 Bluetooth Multimedia Center 3 Zone

Wet Sounds SYN-DX Series Marine Amplifiers are designed to be a complete solution for every type of extreme marine application. SYN-DX amplifiers use superior performance circuitry by utilizing Class D Power Supplies. These amplifiers have extreme power output packed inside a small chassis, thermal overload protection, flexible crossovers, extended inputs. SYN-DX amplifiers are a well balanced match for all of the Wet Sounds™ products.

 

For more information on our installation, or to schedule your boat for an install, please call us at (573) 346-1909

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