• You need to pay attention to several things when preparing a boat for a voyage.

    Firstly, when preparing a boat for a voyage, you need to ensure that the boat’s engine is in good condition. The last thing you want is to end up with a situation where the engine develops mechanical problems in the middle of the sea. This therefore means that you have to check the engine, and ensure that you get proper feedback before embarking on any voyage.

    Secondly, when preparing a boat for a voyage, you need to ensure that the boat’s navigation equipment is in good condition. If you dare to embark on a voyage with navigation equipment that is not working well, then you could end up facing a scenario where you have to carry out your navigation manually. That could entail using star constellations and other such things for guidance. Needless to say, this would be a very sorry predicament to find yourself in.

    Thirdly, when preparing a boat for a voyage, you need to ensure that the boat cabin is in good condition. If, for instance, the voyage is to involve the transportation of passengers, then you need to ensure that they will have a comfortable environment to travel in. You should aspire to offer an environment that is as comfortable as, say, that which is offered by a serious airline like American Airlines to its passengers.

  • You need to take certain precautions, before embarking on a long boat voyage.

    Firstly, before embarking on a long boat voyage, you need to ensure that you have enough fuel for the voyage, and quite a bit of fuel to spare as well. The extra fuel would help you should you happen to get lost in the voyage: which is always a possibility, especially when you are looking at a sea-based (as opposed to river-based) voyage.

    Secondly, before embarking on a long boat voyage, you need to ensure that you have good communication equipment in the vessel. This is equipment that you can use to call for help, should you fall into distress. Radio communication equipment is useful in this regard, as is satellite communication equipment. Talking of satellite communication equipment, you’d be relieved to learn that a satellite phone is not as expensive as one may initially fear.

    Thirdly, before embarking on a long boat voyage, you need to ensure that you have adequate supplies, especially food and water supplies. These too, should help you, in case you get lost. And getting lost is always a possibility, as you will aver if, for instance, you are a person who regularly watches CNN news – where, from time to time, we come across reports of sea vessels that were lost.

    Fourthly, before embarking on a long boat voyage, you need to ensure that you have life-saving equipment. You need, at the very least, to ensure that you have things like life-saver jackets and floaters to help you stay afloat, should anything happen to the vessel in the high seas.

   

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