A Checklist for Your Next Day Out on the Water

Posted by Bixpy on Jul 8th 2023

A Checklist for Your Next Day Out on the Water

If you're looking forward to a fun-filled day out on the water, it's important to be prepared with the right Bixpy gear and supplies.

Whether you're planning a fishing excursion, a boating adventure, or a day of swimming and sunbathing, having a checklist of what to bring can help ensure you and your group have a great time without any surprises. So grab your gear and let's get ready for a memorable day out on the water!

Preparing for the Day on the Water

One of the first things you should do is to charge up your batteries for Bixpy motors before you leave. Having a fully charged battery will give you the peace of mind to enjoy your day without any worries. Want to check out the new Bixpy K-1 Motor and PP-768 battery before you purchase? Join us at iCast July 12-14, where we will be entering our products into the New Product Showcase! You can check out our products, ask questions, and get everything you need before your next adventure.

When you are ready to go out, don't forget to check the weather conditions before heading out. Keep an eye on the weather forecast for your area to ensure that you avoid any bad weather or storms that could impact your safety. Finally, don't forget to let someone know where you will be going, your route, and expected time of arrival. This is important, so someone knows where to find you in case of an emergency. Also, it is essential to have an emergency plan in case something unexpected happens while on the water.

Bixpy motor on nucanoe

Safety First: What to Bring for Emergency Situations

As much as we all love to have a great time out on the water, it's important to remember that we need to prioritize safety. With that being said, it's always best to come prepared with a few emergency essentials, just in case. Here's what you should consider bringing with you for your next day on the water:

  1. Life Jackets - Even if you are a strong swimmer, accidents can happen and you want to make sure that you and your passengers are prepared in case of an emergency.
  2. Flares - In the event of an emergency situation where you may need to signal for help, flares can be a crucial item to have on board. They can alert other boats or rescue teams to your location and let them know that you need assistance.
  3. First Aid Kit - Be sure to have a well-stocked first aid kit on board to help treat minor injuries and prevent them from getting worse.
  4. Radio - Having a communication device like a VHF radio can be incredibly helpful in an emergency situation. It can be used to call for help, listen to weather alerts, and even communicate with other boats in the area.
  5. GPS - Having a GPS on board can help you navigate and stay on course, but it can also be crucial in case of an emergency. You can use it to pinpoint your location and give that information to rescue teams if needed.
  6. Water and Snacks - Being out on the water can be dehydrating, and you don't want anyone on board to get sick or weak because they haven't had enough to drink or eat.
Man with dog sitting in kayak powered by a Bixpy motor

Fun in the Sun: Must-Have Items for Entertainment and Comfort

First on the list is the Bixpy K-1 motor. This powerful and efficient motor is the perfect accessory for your kayak or stand-up paddleboard. It can propel your vessel making it easier to get to your destination or cover more ground. Not only is it functional, but it's also eco-friendly and operates with minimal noise pollution.

Next up, you'll want to bring along a Bixpy waterproof power bank. There's nothing worse than running out of battery power when you're out on the water. With this waterproof power bank, you can keep all your electronic devices charged and ready to go. It's designed to be fully submersible and can withstand water pressures up to 30 feet, so you don't have to worry about getting it wet.

Another item you won't want to forget is a good-quality sunshade. The sun can be relentless when you're out on the water, and you don't want to end up with sunburn or heatstroke. A sunshade will provide you with the shade you need to stay cool and comfortable, even on the hottest days.

To keep your food and drinks cold, make sure to bring along a reliable cooler. Look for a model that's designed for outdoor use and is made with high-quality materials. A good cooler will keep your items cold for hours, even on the hottest of days.

Lastly, don't forget to bring along some fun water toys. Whether it's a frisbee, a paddle ball set, or a water gun, having something to play with in the water will make your day that much more enjoyable.

Final Checklist: Double Checking Everything Before You Leave

Before you embark on your day on the water, take some time to do a final check to make sure you have everything you need. This way, you can avoid any last-minute stress or surprises when you're already out in the middle of the lake or ocean.

Here's a checklist to help you make sure you have everything you need:

  • Safety gear: Do you have enough life jackets for everyone on board? Are they in good condition and the right size for each person? Do you have a first-aid kit, fire extinguisher, and other emergency supplies on board?
  • Communication tools: Do you have a fully charged mobile phone and/or VHF radio to communicate with others in case of emergency? Have you programmed any emergency phone numbers into your phone?
  • Navigational tools: Do you have a chart of the area you'll be boating in? Have you double-checked the tides, currents, and weather forecasts for the day? Do you have a compass or GPS to help you navigate?
  • Comfort and entertainment items: Do you have enough food and drinks for the day? Do you have sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, and other items to protect yourself from the sun?
  • Mechanical and battery check: Do you have a fully charged battery for your trip, and is your boat in good working condition?

Once you've gone through this checklist and made sure everything is in order, you're ready for a fun and safe day out on the water. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty of nature as you soak up the sun and enjoy some quality time with your loved ones. Remember, safety should always come first, so never hesitate to double-check everything before you leave. Happy boating!

Man fishing from kayak with Bixpy power pole and Bixpy motor

Need to purchase a motor or power bank before your next water adventure? Shop now! Also, don't forget to join us at iCast July 12-14.