Wear, Tear & Corrosion
Hitting a submerged object makes for a bad day on the water. Always have a proper lookout and operate at a safe speed.
Don't wait 'til you're standing in water. Check your connections before leaving the dock or launching from the trailer.
A small or overloaded boat is at increased risk, especially in foul weather. Check the forecast before setting out.
Cockpit Drainage Issues
This happens when you're not looking. Always ensure the plug is in place before leaving the boat.
Practice makes perfect. New drivers can't parallel park a car without it, and neither can new boaters.
It happens. Luckily, your insurance policy features Consequential Damage coverage and may help with the cost to refloat your boat. Check it for details.
Hull Damage, Other or Not Determined
The hole in your hull probably has something to do with your boat sinking—just sayin'.
Regular maintenance is essential for all parts and systems. Do yourself a favor and take care of your boat so it takes care of you.