Back in June, KTUL.com published some reminders from the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) of Oklahoma for boaters concerning the new water levels. Before heading out, boaters were reminded to be cautious while on the water, avoid areas of floodwater discharge, keep away from open gates as they can suck the boat in, exercise caution in navigating around structures that are above water in normal circumstances, and pay attention to “No Trespassing” signs. GRDA further reminded readers to call 911 when in need of immediate assistance.
Boating in Oklahoma
Oklahoma is one of the states that provide great opportunities for a refreshing getaway for boating enthusiasts as it boasts more miles of shoreline than the Atlantic and Gulf coasts combined, offering a large amount of uncrowded waters. As such, reminders like the ones stated in the news piece above are crucial to the safety of everyone concerned. Indeed, you’d want to cruise through the waters and have fun without placing you, your family, as well as your boat’s safety at risk.
Whether you are a veteran boater or someone interested in starting the hobby, following safety rules and regulations is a must. In order to do so, the boat you use must be of prime quality and in good working condition. Additionally, choosing the right type of boat according to your purpose is necessary. Keep these things in mind before you visit boat dealers in Oklahoma to buy a boat.
When planning to buy a boat, narrow down your choices first by creating a list of boat categories and preferences. Also, create a list of available boat features and separate them according to what you want, what you need, and what you wish to avoid. You’ll have an easier time sorting through your options when you have a clear picture of your ideal boat’s purpose. Some examples are fishing, water sports, cruising, and sailing.
After you’ve finalized your list, you can then check out boats for sale in Oklahoma. When you talk to a boat dealer, like White’s Marine Center, don’t hesitate to ask questions. They’ll be glad to answer them and even give you their professional recommendations. Check all your options and examine the warranty that comes with each.
Boating Tips Concerning New Water Levels, KTUL, Jun. 1, 2015
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