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Make a float plan

It’s always a good idea to be prepared for an unexpected overnight stay on the boat or beach. Carry a small waterproof “ditch bag”, in an easily accessible location - river bags carried by rafters and kayakers are a good and inexpensive choice. Some good items to consider: small tent or tarp, fire starting materials, change of clothes, insect repellent, some food, a small hatchet/saw, a lightweight sleeping bag/blanket, spare distress signals..

He was 16 years old and just got a fishing gig on a small 20-foot skiff with a couple, Jason and Lucy Grier. They took David for his first season...

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Use this tool to plan your next boating trip. Get reports for the weather, tides and more! You can also create an electronic float plan and download a pre-departure checklist!

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