The sun is warm and the water is bright. It's time to head to your favorite local lake or river for a day of kayaking or boating. But before you go, it's important to remember the rules that'll keep you safe.
Non-powered watercraft, such as kayaks and canoes, adhere to slightly different rules than your standard motorboat. Do you know the differences? Make sure you're prepared for your next outing by following these simple safety rules for Pennsylvania boating.
Kayaking is a great way to explore the natural beauty of Pennsylvania while enjoying the exercise and peacefulness of an unpowered watercraft. The maneuverability of a kayak or canoe means you access shallower waters and enter areas where common motorboats can't.
The PA Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) states the following regulations for kayaks and canoes:
Heading to the water to do some fishing, tubing, or just to enjoy nature? If you own a boat in Pennsylvania, you should be aware that you're required to have a boating license. Beyond that, there a few important things you should know, according to the PFBC.
Ensure that your motorboat is equipped with the following:
Whether you're paddling yourself or motoring around the lakes and rivers, be sure to take boating safety seriously. Always be responsible when alcohol is involved. Never drink and drive – whether it's a boat or any other vehicle.
As always, if you're ever injured in a boating accident, we're here to help. Get a free consultation by calling us any time – day or night.