Sea Tow Launches Unique Safety Message
June 29, 2011
With the biggest party day of the summer — July 4th — fast approaching, the folks at Sea Tow want to remind people that booze and boats don’t mix. And they’re working to get that message into the hands of boaters . . . literally.
Sea Tow captains across the country will be handing out 30,000 koozies — foam can insulators — to boaters during the July 4th holiday weekend. The koozies are emblazoned with the message: “Booze and Boats Donʼt Mix.
Designate a Designated Skipper.”Sea Tow wants people who consume alcohol while boating to do so in moderation and to always designate a sober skipper.”
Alcohol and drug use impairs a boaterʼs judgment, balance, vision, and reaction time. In addition, the effects of the sun, wind, noise, vibration and motion that are common to boating can intensify the side effects of alcohol, drugs and some medications.