No Fuel­ing Around

Suncruiser West Coast - - Front Page - Putting gas in the tank, auto or ma­rine, is so com­mon­place that we can be­come too re­laxed and for­get the tips that keep you, fam­ily and friends safe. Take a mo­ment to re­visit these ma­rine-fu­elling tips.

1. Tie the boat se­curely. Hang­ing a leg in the boat while sit­ting on the dock doesn’t count.

2. Shut down the en­gine(s). They don’t call it an ‘ig­ni­tion’ for noth­ing. Gas vapours can also be ig­nited by other sparks so avoid hav­ing or us­ing elec­tri­cal items - even cell phones on or nearby while fu­elling.

3. Every­body out. All your pas­sen­gers need to va­cate the boat. We don’t need them turn­ing on the ra­dio or light­ing up. This will re­duce your es­tates li­a­bil­ity if you don’t fol­low the next tips.

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