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Float Plan

Why prepare a Float Plan?

Why should you take the time to prepare a float plan? The answer is simple... there are just too many facts that need to be accurately remembered and ultimately conveyed in an emergency situation. Without a float plan you are counting on someone else, a friend, neighbor, or family member to remember detailed information that rescue personnel need in order to find you. Information that can make a difference in the outcome.

Who should prepare a float plan?

Don't think for a minute that this is a device only for those with big expensive boats. The USCG Float Plan is equally effective for the owner of a 10 foot kayak or flat-bottom skiff as it is for a 48-foot express cruiser, or a 90 foot sport-fishing vessel or luxury yacht. So, what kind of boaters prepare float plans?

Kayakers
Sport fisherman
Hunters
Jet Skiers
Water skiers
Family day cruisers
Private charter boat services
Canoeists
Rowers
Rafters
Sail boaters
Power boaters

Typically, the Skipper of the vessel is the individual who prepares the Float Plan. However, any member of the crew can be assigned the preparation and filing duty. If you are a crew member, coordinate the preparation and filing of the Float Plan with your Skipper.

Click on Link to view Float Plan

/Uploads_wowII/014-04-04/USCGFloatPlan.pdf