Most everyone knows that it’s important to have a life jacket for every boater on board. But it’s also important to make sure that the life jackets on board are the proper size and fit for each boater. If you have 10 adult life jackets, that won’t be effective for small children on board. Before you head out on the water, make sure you count and fit the life jackets to everyone going out with you.
Don’t. Forget. The sunscreen! The last thing you’d want is to come home with a terrible sunburn. Not only is it painful and itchy, but it’s also not healthy for your skin. Make sure to bring enough sunscreen to be able to reapply every few hours as it washes and rubs off throughout the day. It’s also important to make sure the SPF is high enough to protect from damaging rays. SPF 30 is the common recommendation for the lowest level of protection. (Bonus tip: Don’t forget to protect your lips!)
No one plans on throwing their belongings into the Lake, but you never know what’s going to happen. Keep your most important items (like your wallet, cell phones, keys, and ID) in a waterproof bag that can float in the water. That way, if the boat has to make a sudden stop or sharp turn and the bags fly overboard, your valuables won’t be lost forever.
It’s hard for people to remember to bring bottles of water with them when they go out for a day of boating. As silly as it may sound, it can be easy for someone to subconsciously think they don’t need water when they are surrounded by a body of water. Staying hydrated while you’re on the Lake is very important. On a sunny day, you can quickly become dehydrated from sweating and enjoying the occasional dehydrating beverage. Keep this in mind, and make sure to stock plenty of water bottles in the cooler.
Make sure to bring snacks or sack lunches with you as well. You and your boat mates will probably get hungry while spending a full day out on the water. Spending time in the sun, swimming, and enjoying sodas or adult beverages can make you feel even more hungry. You will thank yourself later if you pack food ahead of time. This could save you quite a bit of money (and let’s be honest, calories too) throughout the day.
Hand Sanitizer or Wipes
Throughout the day, it’s important to keep your hands clean. Even if you’re not fishing, when you have been swimming in the lake water, you will likely have a lot of germs and bacteria hanging out on your hands. It’s important to stay healthy and make sure you aren’t transmitting any germs into your own system or to others.
The weather is getting warmer and more beautiful every day! Make the most of your spring days and contact BomBay Boat Rental to score the best boat rental at the Lake of the Ozarks. We are still open and available for reservations by phone. Call 573-723-3502 to reserve yours!
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