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Understanding the Danger of Propeller Strikes

A typical propeller.In the news recently was a report of a man who was tubing getting severely injured when his leg was hit by the propeller of the boat that was pulling him. That urged me to remind all boaters of the danger of propeller strikes.

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What Can You Do?

  1. Wear your engine cut-off switch lanyard and your life jacket at ALL times. If the lanyard is removed from the switch, the engine will shut off.
  2. Assign a passenger to keep watch around the propeller area of your boat when people are in the water.
  3. Consider purchasing propeller safety devices for your boat.

Safety Tips

Safety Devices

A variety of safety devices are available to help prevent propeller strikes:

 

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