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How To Change a Boat Propeller

Posted on: October 3rd, 2018

Boat propellers are essential to having your motorboat operating properly. This means that you will likely need to provide maintenance to your propeller either in your garage, shop, or even in the parking area of your favorite lake. Curious about how to change your boat’s propeller? Check out the video below. Keep in mind, the way […]

Stop Propeller Cuts – These Tips Can Save Your Life

Posted on: September 19th, 2018

Utah has seen too many propeller cuts this boating season, and the Utah State Parks Boating Program wants to help put a stop to it. Propeller cuts can severely injure – and even kill. A typical three-blade boat propeller running at 3,200 rpm can inflict 160 impacts in one second. If your leg, arm, torso, […]

Avoid These Carbon Monoxide Danger Zones

Posted on: September 4th, 2018

Last week, we talked about the dangers and symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning when boating. Since then we’ve gotten some questions about the areas boaters should avoid when out on the water to help deter it. 1. The Back Deck / Swim Platform Do not swim near or under the back deck or swim platform. […]

Carbon Monoxide – The Silent Killer

Posted on: August 27th, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — Known as the silent killer, Carbon Monoxide is odorless and tasteless. High levels of inhalation can result in death. Carbon Monoxide (CO) is produced from the burnt emissions of a fuel ignited motor and is emitted from the exhaust ports of the motorized engine of a boat. CO can build up, […]

Stop Your Boat From Capsizing

Posted on: May 12th, 2018

Capsizing and swamping are two of the worst things that are guaranteed to ruin your time on the lake. Not only is this situation dangerous for everyone onboard, but you are also causing expensive damage to your boat.  Trust us, you don’t want this to happen.  Capsizing occurs when a vessel turns onto its side or […]

How To: Rescue Someone From Water

Posted on: May 8th, 2018

Picture this: You’re enjoying a great day out on the water with friends and family. Suddenly, the unthinkable happens, one of your loved ones falls into the water and starts to struggle. What do you do? Thankfully, the Utah State Parks Boating Program wants to help you prepare for just this kind of situation. Did […]

Should Boaters Take First-Aid, CPR Courses?

Posted on: April 9th, 2018

The short answer? YES! Many responsible boat operators take a certified course in first aid and CPR. Doing so enables you to respond quickly in emergency situations and to provide immediate care until the victim can seek medical treatment. When out boating, it can take a long time to get medical help, so be prepared! […]

Two Tips for Boating Awareness

Posted on: March 20th, 2018

Staying safe out on the water is one of our Boating Program’s biggest concerns. We want to make sure you make it home to your friends and family at the end of the day. To help raise awareness, we have compiled two of our biggest tips on how you can prepare for a safe boating […]

Do You Know Boating’s BIG 3?

Posted on: March 16th, 2018

The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and marine law enforcement officers across the country want you to be aware of the 3 major contributors to accidents, injuries, and fatalities in the water. 1 of every 2 accidents, injuries, and fatalities is caused by ignoring the BIG 3. Wear your life jacket– Almost […]

Help! There’s Been a Boating Accident!

Posted on: March 8th, 2018

No one likes unexpected situations; especially when they have the potential to cause thousands of dollars in damage, serious injury, or even death. Unfortunately, this is the often the case whenever you are dealing with boating accidents. Boating accidents can be avoided by following Utah’s boating laws and rules. These include not operating a boat […]