Staying Safe from Carbon Monoxide - BoatCoversDirect.com

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While BoatCoversDirect.com supplies boat covers and bimini tops to protect your boat and its inhabitants, the company also cares about boating safety. Here, BoatCoversDirect.com discusses ways to protect you from carbon monoxide while you enjoy your time on your boat.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a byproduct of boating, and without proper caution, it can build up on and around your boat. To protect yourself:

  1. Install CO detectors in any unventilated areas of the boat.
  2. Be aware of the symptoms of CO poisoning, which include headaches, nausea, confusion, fatigue, seizures, dizziness, and loss of consciousness.
  3. If you suspect CO poisoning, get fresh air immediately and seek medical attention.
  4. Test your CO detector every time you go out on your boat.
  5. Know the areas where CO buildup is likely, including near exhaust vents. Do not remain or swim near these areas.
  6. Maintain your engine to minimize CO.

Protecting yourself from hazards can increase your enjoyment every time you get on the water. Boat covers and bimini tops can protect you from weather, and help keep your boat in good condition, minimizing chances of CO buildup. Find boat covers and bimini tops fit to your boat.