How to get out of a sandbar
- Always know what state of tide is and when it will change.
- If you hit a sandbar you should stop and check how deep it is.
- Do not rev your engine it can over heat it and chip pieces off of your propeller.
- Check what it is that you heat rocks/sand.
- Drop your anchor if you are drifting into shallow water.
- If you are sand in mud point the boat to the deeper water.
- Call the coast guard if it is really bad.
- Last resort have someone jump in and push you out try to get the boat up to plane using the engine and don't stop.
- Lots of fuel
- Share your travel plans.
- Owners manual and registration on board.
- Fire Extinguisher
- Emergency items.
- Know distress signals and warning symbols.
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