Tips for Cold Weather Boating

Jan 25, 2021

Cold weather boating tips … Whether the wintertime landscape looks like this or not, there are some important cold weather boating tips you should keep in mind this time of year.

Power for Progress… a weekly column from the Grand River Dam Authority.

Even though the calendar says winter, many people still find their way to the lakes this time of year for some memorable outings, despite the colder weather.

However, the lower temperatures do call for some extra precautions on the water. Here are some tips to remember if you are planning a winter outing to the lake or river:

By taking proper wintertime precautions, wearing proper gear and practicing the common sense boating safety tips that are applicable year-round, boaters can still enjoy the water no matter what the calendar is showing.

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