The Sun vs You and Your Boat |

While many of love spending quality time with our family and friends on the boat on a beautiful sunny day, there should still be a checklist of what to prepare before hopping onto the boat. When the weather is around 23, its a common thinking that there wouldn’t be any harsh UV out there. This is not true. When it is daylight, even when its raining, there’s always UV and its something that can harm you in the long run.

Many of us don’t even bother putting on sunscreen and this is very important as prolonged exposure to the sun can damage the skin. So don’t be shy and apply a liberal amount to your face and arms. Your skin will thank you as you grow older.

Unlike on the ground, the sunlight don’t reflect as much as it does on the water. And if you are the skipper, it is crucial that you wear one. Look for the ones that block out 99 to 100% of both UVA and UVB radiations so you can keep your vision sharp and healthy.

A wide-brimmed hat offers great protection, too!

Bimini and smart covers for your boat is a must not only to protect the passengers but also to protect the interior and the control panel from any damages caused by excessive heat. A high quality tinted clear will cut down up to 40% of the UV rays. Canvas such as Sunbrella canvas can protect the interior of your boat from both sunny and rainy conditions.

While there is no actual sunscreen for boats – there is a wax to be found that is built specially to protect your graphics from sun damage. Find the wax that actually mentions UV protection on the label.

These are just some tips on how to sun smart when you go out boating.

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