Friday, June 23, 2017

Boating Safety Tips for Your Boat Rental

Summer is finally upon us, and the only GREAT way to enjoy it is by getting out on the water for a fun weekend! Yet, if you don't have a boat, how are you going to cruise across the water's surface? By renting a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, of course! At BomBay Boat Rental, we provide the best watercraft rental at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we want YOU to have an amazing time out on the lake. There are a few things you can do ahead of time, though, to make sure your trip is not only fun but safe as well. Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind when you rent your boat.

Be Prepared

You can never be over-prepared when planning for your boating adventure. If you have no experience with the boat you'll be piloting, you can watch some online videos to get up to speed on the technology that is aboard the craft. You also want to make sure you are familiar with the Lake of the Ozarks before getting out on the water. We have a HUGE lake with many twists and turns, with many coves to chill out in and main channels to cruise, if you aren't familiar with the lake, it can be easy to get turned around. Make sure you have maps either saved to your phone or bring along paper copies.

Choose Your Boat Carefully

By choosing a boat you are familiar with operating, you can save yourself some hardship. We have two boats to choose from, a ski boat and a tritoon. Both are easy to operate, but if you are more familiar with one over the other, that may be an easy way to make your choice.

Know the Rules of the Water

In order to keep everyone safe, the water patrol is always out to make sure that everyone is following the rules. Don't be caught off guard by not knowing what the rules are when you're out on the water. Different states have different rules, so even if you are aware of the rules in your home state, they could be different than the ones we have here. A quick Google search should be able to help you learn what you can and cannot do while out on the water and help avoid unnecessary penalties to ruin your outing.

Check the Insurance and File a Float Plan

When renting a boat from a company, you need to make sure that you are aware of the insurance involved. It will provide peace of mind knowing that you are covered and protected. You should also file a float plan to let others know where you'll be going. You can include information about where you are departing from and where you'll be, and keep emergency contacts close by.

Start Boating Today

Are you ready to rent your boat and head out to the Lake for a fun weekend? We're ready to serve you! Visit our website to learn more about our boats, and how you can sign up for boat memberships to save YOU even more money! We look forward to serving you Summer 2017 and helping you make amazing memories with your friends and family. Do you want to get discounts on your boat rental? Don't forget to text BOMBAY to 71441 to stay in touch!


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