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26 July 2013
Safety Out on the Water
The Safe Use of Recreational Watercraft
When looking at cottages available to rent through Rentcottage.com you may notice that many cottages offer recreational equipment for your use and enjoyment. These recreational items can range from sports equipment to bicycles, and even non-motorized watercraft such as canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, or rowboats (and more)!

Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, and the many stunning inland lakes in Rentcottage.coms coverage area offer amazing opportunities to get out on the water while youre enjoying your holiday at the cottage. When engaging in activities out on the water, safety considerations are at the foremost of importance.

One of the first items to check on is whether or not the rental cottage also offers lifejackets  this will be indicated under the Vital Statistics or House Rules of the cottages webpage. Never go out on the water without a proper lifejacket or personal flotation device  if the cottage does not offer one, please be sure to bring your own.

When out kayaking, canoeing or any other type of boating, always keep in mind that weather out on the water can change in an instant. You should always take extra caution when venturing out onto any body of water - large or small, open or sheltered. Keep a close eye on the weather as storms can blow in on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay very rapidly. You do not want your holiday to end in tragedy so check the weather before going out in any watercraft.

Dont be daring either& instead find a comfortable, sheltered area to enjoy a paddle and always pay attention to your surroundings  whether it is watching for rocks in the water or other boaters to always knowing your location.

If you take valuables out on the water, such as cameras or cell phones, put them in a watertight container for safe keeping. Whistles, flares and safety ropes are excellent items to consider taking with you, as well as dressing appropriately for wind and cold water. Safety out on the water is a key factor in keeping your holiday at the cottage safe and fun for all. Take some time to plan ahead and be prepared, and dont forget to smile and enjoy these great recreational activities!

For safe keeping of the equipment never non-motorized watercraft in the water or close to shore  waves and wind can easily carry boats away of all shapes and sizes. At the end of your stay at the cottage, please ensure that all recreational watercraft are properly stored (see your Information Package for specific instructions). Bring the watercraft back out of the water and store all lifejackets and paddles where you found them. This way, the watercraft that is available at the cottage will be available for the enjoyment of all renters throughout the season.
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