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Boating Checklist

Don't let a forgotten item or equipment problem spoil your boating trip. Be sure to develop and use a pre-departure checklist. A downloadable version is available here.

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Powerboat Pre-Departure Checklist

Before each departure, be sure your boat is in good working condition, is properly equipped for emergencies and that passengers are properly briefed. The Alaska Office of Boating Safety is offering a free Powerboat Pre-Departure Check List to assist boaters in pre-departure preparation.



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PDF Version of the Pre-Departure Checklist


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-   In the last 10 years, 105 more Alaskans died in recreational boating accidents than died in commercial fishing.   -  9 of 10 of those who died were adult males   -  5 of 6 experience a capsize or fall overboard into Alaska's cold water   -  3 of 4 involve powerboats   -  Half are in salt water, half in fresh water   -  9 of 10 involve boats under 26 feet in length  - 5 of 6 fatalities are swamping, capsizing and falling overboard