I received in the mail my new NC 2024 boat decal. Inside the envelope was a good message worth repeating.
Last year, 13 boaters lost their lives in North Carolina waters. 7 of them were not wearing a life vest.
NC Wildlife also asks to Wake Responsibility. These reminders are also worth repeating.
Stay at least 200 feet away from the shoreline, dock or other structures.
Keep music at reasonable levels. Sound travels well over water. If it is loud enough to hear at 80 feet back, it is likely loud enough for homeowners and others to hear too.
Minimize repetitive passes on any one portion of the shoreline. Once you’ve run the same line for awhile, move on to another area.
And for everyone operating a boat, you are responsible for your own wake.