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Boating License Perth | Boating Tips for Beginners

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After getting your long-awaited boating license Perth, what should you do? Getting a boat is the obvious first choice, just in case you don’t own one yet. If you are a beginner, there are still lots of tips, tricks, and information you need to keep in mind. Some of it is already common sense, but they still get overlooked.  Despite being the basic and the simplest steps, they are still crucial for a pleasing and safe boating experience.

Here’s what every boating beginners should know and follow:

Boating Tips for Beginners


Load up with proper boating equipment

Having the proper boating equipment is not only for everyone’s safety, but also to comply with the law. Here are the required boating equipment in the Western Australia borders.

  • Anchors
  • Bailers
  • Bilge pumps
  • Distress flares
  • Distress Beacons
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Lifejackets
  • Radios

Check out Department of Transport’s guidelines when it comes to equipment.

Make your own checklist

Despite all the preparations, there’s still a chance that you will forget something. That is why you should keep a list of everything you will need on board. What you can do is to arrange the items from most important to least. For example, you can put your boating license Perth on top of your list, or whatever you think is absolutely necessary for your boating trip. This way, you won’t leave anything important behind.

Mind the skies

The overall boating experience will heavily rely on the weather. The perfect boating weather will be bright and sunny skies. However, this will mean that you should be mindful of the items you will be bringing such as more bottled water, fans, umbrellas, and light clothing. If you see that the skies are getting a little too cloudy and dim, it might be a wise idea to move the boating trip for another day. Do not risk your safety by ignoring these hints by nature.

If you like to plan ahead, then you should check out several weather predictions to help you set a good day.

Always bring your boating license Perth

Either intentional or not, it happens that people do not have their boating license Perth with them. However, do not let this kind of practice be your usual habit. Not having your license with you while boating can cause you some serious consequences.

Bring food

It is always better to be prepared more than anything. Always bring snacks and drinks with you, no matter how long or short the trip will be. They are our basic necessities, and it is important to always have them nearby.

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