MN Fiberglass and Aluminum Boat Repair
Boating is a favorite sport for many Minnesotans, but like every other luxury, this also brings some hazards with it.
Minnesota has over 4,000 square miles of water, an area larger than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware combined. We have 12,000 lakes, innumerable ponds and marshes, and 25,000 miles of streams and rivers which, if linked together, would circle the globe. Some of these more inaccessible waters are used by a few hardy souls, while others, such as Lake Minnetonka near Minneapolis, are used by thousands for many recreational purposes.
There are over 800,000 watercraft registered with the Department of Natural Resources License Center in St. Paul. They include: sailboats, rowboats, motorboats, canoes, kayaks, personal watercraft, pontoon boats, inflatable boats and paddlecraft. Some are large, some small, some very costly and others are inexpensive. Any of them can be dangerous in certain situations or when operated in an unsafe manner.
You Are The Key To Water Safety
As more people turn to the waters, the importance of boating safety can’t be overemphasized. Recreational watercrafts are a large segment of the water safety picture.
There are more than 5000 boat accidents happen every year across the year. Whether it’s a canoe, small powerboat such as a ski boat, fishing boat, racing boat or any other small watercraft, it is important for everyone who is associated with boating to pay attention and to follow basic boat safety rules.
Your water fun depends on you, your equipment and other people who, like you, enjoy spending leisure time on, in, or near the water. As a boat operator, you are the “captain of the ship.” You are legally obligated to know the federal, state and local regulations that apply to your watercraft and the waters where you go boating.
It is also your obligation to have the safety equipment required by law, to keep it in good condition and on board, and know how to properly use these devices. You must have a complete knowledge of your boat, its handling and the boating rules of the road.
Boating – Rules Of The Road
You learned the “Rules of the Road” before you sat behind the wheel of a car — and you should do the same before taking the helm.
In spite of your best efforts, accidents do happen and when they do, you want the assurance that your boat will be restored to its original beauty. Repairs should be done by a professional Minnesota collision center to seal out moisture and protect your boat or watercraft from further damage. Contact a reputable Minnesota boat repair company that has experience in boat trailer repair, collision, structural, and storm damaged boats.
If you are out on the water this weekend, please boat responsibly and wear your life jacket!