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Propeller Safety


NSW Maritime is running a "Take Care Be Prop Aware" education campaign and they recommend some basic propeller safety guidelines -

  • Inspect the area near the back of the boat to ensure the area is clear before starting the engine.
  • Turn the engine off near people in the water as some propellers may continue to spin, even in neutral.
  • Keep a proper look-out when underway, especially near swimmers.
  • Stay out of designated swimming areas.
  • Observe "distance-off" rules and keep clear of people in the water, passive craft and other vessels.
  • Brief any person driving the powerboat of the risks

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