Are you getting ready to go boating this summer? Before you put your boat on the water and get your slip ready for a season of fun in the sun, follow this checklist to ensure you have your watercraft stocked with the proper oil absorbents.
Kayaks, canoes, and other non-motorized boats
While those whose boats don’t have motors might think they can get through the summer without absorbents, they should consider stocking their small holds with a couple special items. Sure, they don’t have oil on their watercraft, but non-motorized boats tend to sit closer to the surface of the water. That’s why these boaters are uniquely situated to clean up small spills they may encounter from other boats and nearby facilities.
Because of the gasoline, oil, and other lubricants motors require to function properly, those with power boats should stock the same oil absorbents as non-motorized boats — and a few more.
Large boats, yachts, and ships
For owners and operators of big boats and ships, the ability to hold more oil-based liquids on board means a few additional absorbents can be useful. If you own or operate a large industrial boat or luxury liner, consider larger sizes in the oil absorbents in the two previous lists as well as these products to be thoroughly prepared for everything.
When your watercraft — no matter the size — is fully stocked with all the oil absorbents you could need in any situation, you’ll be ready for summer fun and safety!