BOATsmart! Canada
Knowledge Base

Module 03 - Before Heading Out

Maintaining your Craft

Don’t let your day on the water get spoiled by a breakdown.

As a responsible boater, you should always plan ahead and properly maintain your vessel and equipment. Always inspect your boat regularly at the beginning of each boating season and before every boating trip.

Being familiar with basic repairs, properly prepared, and maintaining your equipment will help to ensure your safety, the safety of your passengers (guests), and will alleviate unnecessary burden on search and rescue organizations such as the Canadian Coast Guard.

Remember: The Criminal Code of Canada requires that you maintain your boat and equipment in seaworthy condition. It’s the law! So save yourself some time, money, and frustration and always maintain your boat!

Regular boat maintenance is a breeze with the BOATsmart! Pre-season Maintenance Checklist.

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BOATsmart! PCOC card.

Get your Official Canadian
Boating License

The Official Transport Canada Boating Course, Test & License.

Get your Official Canadian
Boating License

The Official Transport Canada Boating
Course, Test & License.

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