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FLOAT PLAN

Plan ahead for emergencies! Before each boating trip, fill out a float plan and leave it with a reliable relative or neighbor. Have that individual notify the Coast Guard or other rescue organization if you do not return as scheduled. Be sure to notify that person when you return, or if there is a change in your plans.


A Sample Float Plan

1. Skipper's Name_____________________________________________________
    Phone No._________________________________________________________
2. Boat Name_________________________Registration No.___________________
    Boat Type___Power___Sail____Make___________________________________
3. Engine Type(s)________________________________________HP____________
    No.of Engines______Fuel Capacity in Gallons__________Extra Fuel in Gallons_____
4. SURVIVAL EQUIPTMENT ABOARD (Mark as Appropriate)

PFDs flares audio devices flashlight food
anchor paddles raft or dinghy water EPIRB






    VHF Radio____(YES)___(NO)___Type________________Freqs.______________
    Cellular Phone__(YES)___(NO)___Number_________________________________
5. Auto License No._____________________Make____________________________
    Color_______________________Where Parked_____________________________
    Trailer_______(YES)___(NO)___License Number____________________________
6. PASSENGERS

Name______________________ Age_______________________ Phone_____________________
Name______________________ Age_______________________ Phone_____________________
Name______________________ Age_______________________ Phone_____________________
Name______________________ Age_______________________ Phone_____________________
Name______________________ Age_______________________ Phone_____________________
Name______________________ Age_______________________ Phone_____________________

7. Does anyone aboard have a medical problem?______(YES)____(NO)______
If YES, Describe_________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
8. TRIP EXPECTATIONS
    Leaving From_________________________________Leaving At (Time)______________
    Destination___________________________________Approximate Arrival Time_________
    Plan to Return No Later Than__________________________________________________
9. In Case of Emergency, Notify__________________________________________________
    Relationship_______________________________________Phone (_____)_____________
10. Any Other Pertinent Information________________________________________________
    __________________________________________________________________________