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Anchoring on Sand

A lot of anchoring in bays, estuaries and rivers is on sandy or muddy bottoms. This video from the Brownies Coastwatch Vault has some good tips from Dave Oelrichs from Maritime Safety Qld on the right way to do it using a Danforth Anchor. Another safety tip from Boat and Jetski Licence Noosa Sunshine Coast, … Continue reading Anchoring on Sand

Safe Bar Crossings

One of the most dangerous aspects of boating is crossing coastal bars. If you are just starting out, this video from the Brownies Coastwatch Vault shows you some of the basics of bar crossing, but the best advice is to seek tuition, either from a friend with years of bar crossing experience, or a qualified … Continue reading Safe Bar Crossings

Beware of Pressure Waves when Crossing Bars

Crossing coastal bars always requires caution, but accidents often happen on days you think are safe, when the swell is small and the bar looks really easy to cross. One of the reasons for this is the tide factor. On big ebbing tides, the extra volume of water running out through narrow bar openings creates … Continue reading Beware of Pressure Waves when Crossing Bars

Boat Safety – V Sheet and Mirror

Two very important pieces of safety equipment are a V Sheet and a mirror. Since this video was shot, carrying the mirror is no longer compulsory, but is recommended. When you see how visible the V Sheet and the light reflected by a mirror are to the crew of a helicopter, compulsory or not, you’ll … Continue reading Boat Safety – V Sheet and Mirror

Safe Boating – Minimise Wash

Every year there are more boats on our waterways and it’s important that skippers of bigger boats realise that travelling too fast and creating a big wash when passing smaller, anchored, or moored boats is potentially dangerous. Hot food could get knocked off a stove, or people could fall over, or in the water. Apart … Continue reading Safe Boating – Minimise Wash

Boating Safety Requirements in Queensland

Recreational Boating Safety in QLD EPIRB   – Required if more than 2 nautical miles off shore An EPIRB or Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon is a simple and effective alerting and locating device that is compulsory for all vessels operating more than 2 nautical miles from the shore. However, it is recommended that all vessels … Continue reading Boating Safety Requirements in Queensland