Boating is a great way to bond with the family. Make your boat ride memorable and fun by making sure to have the proper accessories to enhance the whole experience. These accessories can be installed in your own boat or brought with you as you ride on other boats. Here are some of the cool things you can do to complete the whole experience:
1.Name your boat
Does your boat already have a name?
Whether you have a fleet of boats or just one, it would come in handy to name your boat and paint its moniker on the side.
This will make it easy to refer to it on the dock and with your family and friends.
2. Install a sail
If you wish to harness the wind’s power to move your boat, you can install a sail.
Make sure to take the necessary precautions in installation as well as handling.
It would also be good to teach other family members to operate the sail for their own education, which would also make for a great bonding activity.
3. Make sure to have shade
There are durable t-tops for center console boats available for this purpose.
It would be good to install this so that everyone is kept comfortable if the sun is too strong – you wouldn’t want everyone to burn while boating.
4. Instate a small covered toilet corner
If you are traveling a long distance, some members of your party may want to go to the restroom and not be able to.
You have the choice of stopping so they can go to the water and do their business, but it is better to have the option of going even as the boat is in motion.
A covered toilet corner can help you be more efficient with your time, so everyone can just go as needed instead of having a pit stop for every urge.
5. Have some portable seats
It won’t hurt to have extra seats in your boat for times when there are more people than your benches can handle.
What’s great is that there are seats that also double as storage containers – you can put tools and even food and drinks in those with compartments built-in.
6. Bring enough beach anchors
Make sure you have extra anchors for easier docking on whatever beach you may find in your excursions.
7. Store the right amount of life jackets
These are must-haves in any nautical expeditions.
Make sure that your boat always has a sufficient amount of life jackets – one for everyone on board.
8. Have a first aid kit ready
Medicine wound cleaning and antiseptics, and all the other essentials should be present and easily accessible before going out to sea and being away from your regular comforts.
These things would be helpful to you and make sure that you have a good excursion as you go out to sea.
Have them all ready before your trip, and have fun!