Boating 101: How to Operate Your Boat Safely in a Storm

In Texas, the weather can change on a dime, and this happens whether you are on land or water! If a great day on the lake turns south and clouds begin to roll in, make sure you know how to operate your boat safely in a storm. Here are a few boat safety tips from Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas to help you navigate the storm effectively!

 

  1. Put Life Jackets On

Locate a life jacket for each passenger and make sure each person on board the boat is wearing one. This is an absolute must in any stormy situation!

 

  1. Activate Navigation Lights

In order to avoid collisions, be sure to turn your navigation lights on. It’s smart to give yourself a refresher in using your navigation lights properly before getting on the water this next season.

 

  1. Reduce Speed

Keep your boat moving forward to shore, but at a lower speed, paying close attention to your surroundings. Head to shore if it is safe to do so.

 

  1. Have a Float Plan

Before heading out for the day, be sure to alert someone to your plans – where you will be boating, how long, etc. This is called a Float Plan and it will give you peace of mind for any day on the lake – stormy or not.

 

  1. Cut Waves at 45 Degrees

If you run up against large waves and are trying to operate your boat safely in a storm, try to maneuver your boat to cut the wave at a 45-degree angle. This will help avoid water rushing overboard and into the boat.

 

  1. Watch for Signs of Bad Weather

One of the best ways to navigate stormy weather is to avoid it all together. Be sure to check the forecast before going out on the lake, and watch for signs of bad weather rolling in. Head to shore and call it a day if the temperature begins to drop suddenly, you see dark clouds or lighting, or if there are vertical clouds, as all are signs of storms.

 

Buxton Marine – the #1 boat dealer in North Texas – wishes you good times ahead on the lake!

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Introducing the All-New Super Air Nautique GS22 – Buxton Marine

Wondering what’s new from Nautique in 2017?

Nautique just released the beautiful, all-new Super Air Nautique GS22! It’s a stunning boat, so versatile and perfect for wakeboarding, wakesurfing, and waterskiing. Check our a few of our favorite things about this brand new boat:

 

  1. The Perfect Multi-Function Boat

The Super Air Nautique GS22 combines the best of the Nautique G Series and the Nautique Ski Nautique, providing the ability to do virtually any water sport you want with ease! Never before has Nautique had a boat that so effortlessly goes from ski boat, to wakeboard boat, to tubing, to wakesurfing. Leaps and bounds in engineering make this the best Nautique we’ve seen yet!

 

  1. Equipped with Class-leading Wakesurfing Technology

Speaking of wakesurfing, check out the Nautique Surf System and the Nautique Surf Select, both available on the Super Air Nautique GS22. The Nautique Surf Select is equipped with a WAVEPLATE that effortlessly reconfigures the wave – making it bigger, wider, smaller, etc. with the touch of a button. Combine this with the Nautique Surf Select which lets the surfer make changes instantly while out on the water, and you’ve truly got the wakesurfers dream boat!

  1. Loaded with Sound

The Super Air Nautique GS22 is equipped with speakers galore. Enjoy the standard system with 4 MX-Series speakers, or upgrade to the MX-Series Premier package that adds a subwoofer and 2 additional speakers. And of course, tower speakers are also available! All powered by JL Audio.

 

  1. Beautiful Design Options

Nautique continues it’s traditional of gorgeous lines and showstopping details. Choose a preselected design package, or design your own. The options are endless.

 

Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas is excited about the brand new Super Air Nautique GS22 and can’t wait to show it to you! Give us a call today or come by to experience this jaw-dropping new wakeboard, wakesurf, and waterski boat all in one. We are proud to be your Dallas Nautique dealer!