Boat Responsibly: Have a Float Plan

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Boat Responsibly: Have a Float Plan What is a Float Plan? Simply put, a float plan is a written summary of your boating itinerary.  Whether you plan to be gone for just a few hours on your boat or if you expect to take a longer cruise, it’s a great idea to let someone you trust know where you expect to be and when you expect to return.   Why create a Float Plan? An emergency situation can happen anytime or anywhere, whether on an inland lake or a blue water passage.  If a situation occurs where a search effort must be initiated, having all your information in one place can make a difference in the outcome of rescue personnel finding you. What to include in a Float Plan? There is no standard form for a float plan. You can hand write or type your own or even fill in [...]