The autumn boating season has arrived, and with it comes cooler water temperatures. A fall overboard can get serious quickly, and wearing a life jacket is plainly just the right thing to do.
While many boaters have traditional flotation-filled life jackets, an increasing number have switched to more modern inflatable life jackets, which require a little preparation each year. If you haven’t inspected your inflatable life jacket and it’s gone through a summer’s worth of Grady Days on the water, now is a good time to take a close look at it.
Here’s a quick four-step prep for your inflatable life jacket from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water:
For more information on the care of life jackets, go to BoatUS.org/Life-Jackets/Care.
Published courtesy of BoatUS