Thomas R Weiss
Williston, North Dakota
Advance Filtration Technologies, Inc 



Pre-Launch Boating Checklist

Hitting the lake is a great way to spend these last few weeks of summer. Remember before leaving the dock, to stop and review your pre-launch safety checklist.


Check to be sure bilges are reasonably dry and that pumps are not running excessively. Clean up any spilled oil or waste in bilges to prevent overboard discharge.

Weather Forecast

Always check the weather forecast before boating. Have a radio on board to receive weather updates.

Battery Care

If you have a dual charging system, make sure the selector switch in the proper position. Make sure the power is on to the entire vessel. Have aboard spare batteries for accessories such as your handheld radio, flashlight, portable navigational aid, etc. If the batteries are rechargeable, make sure they're charged.

Docking and Anchoring Tips

Have at least one anchor set up and bent on to your anchor line. Carry two or three extra dock lines in case you encounter unusual conditions dockside. Visually inspect the lines you use for chafe or wear. Carry at least two fenders onboard for docking or towing if required.

Rules & Documentation

Have the ship's papers, radio license, fishing permit, etc. on board. Have the chart or charts for the area you intend to cruise in, regardless of your level of local knowledge. Leave a float plan with at least one person on land, so they know where to find you if needed Stay clear of swimming in the marina to avoid electric shock

Emergency Locator Beacons

An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) is for one’s boat and registered to the vessel A Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is registered to the person and may be used on land as well as the water. Register your EPIRB or PLB. For the best synthetic AMSOIL Oil and Lubricants, trust your AMSOIL dealer in WillistonAdvanced Filtration Technologies, Inc.. Give us a call at (701) 572-3780 to find out more or shop all AMSOIL oil, filtration, additive, and general automotive products at our online store.

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