The best way to ensure everyone has fun while they are out having fun on the water is to always keep safety top of mind. That's why today, our boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks has a few safety tips to consider when tubing.
ALWAYS wear a life jacket.This is the number one rule for safety when you are on any body of water. The Lake of the Ozarks has a lot of boating traffic on it in the summer. There is always a good chance of getting bounced off of the tube and separated from the boat. The PDF will keep you safely above water until you can be picked up.
Know the equipment.Double and triple-check that the equipment you are using is in good shape. BomBay Boat Rental Company makes sure our watercraft are always in tip-top shape, but the tube is your responsibility. Know the manufacturer's recommendations for the tube you are using regarding capacity and safe speeds. Make sure that the tow line is secure before you take off. Replace it if it appears worn or frayed.
Know the rules.Get familiar with the water safety regulations for the area that you are in. You can find out about all of Missouri's boating laws at www.boat-ed.com.
Know each rider's skill level.Be fully aware of the expertise of each person riding the tube. It's fun to go fast, make sharp turns, and make the experience into a true thrill ride, but if the person riding is too young or inexperienced to handle it, accidents will happen.
Have a designated spotter.At least one designated person should keep watch over the people on the tube at all times to alert the driver of any problems. The captain needs to keep their eyes and minds on driving the boat.
Watch your surroundings.Never take off until you are positive that the rider is ready. They should have a firm grip on the line, be in a position to ride, and the line should be safely positioned. Keep a close eye on everyone else in the water around your area, both other boats and people in the water. Slow the boat when you cross a wake. Tubes hitting and bouncing off of wakes at high speeds have been known to cause back injuries.
Rent a Boat From BomBay Boat Rental!
It's not too late to rent a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks with BomBay Boat Rental! Both our Lake of the Ozarks pontoon rentals and ski boats are great for tubing. We make boating easy with four convenient locations around the lake to rent a watercraft at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give us a call to book your rental and prepare for FUN day out on the water!