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Capsizing or keeling over occurs when a boat or ship is turned on its side or it is upside down in the water. The act of reversing a capsized vessel is called righting. If a capsized vessel has enough flotation to prevent sinking, it may recover ... Most small craft intended as lifeboats with rigid (rather than inflatable) hulls ...

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Float on your back on the upstream side of the craft.

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Increase Your Safety and Fun With Paddling Instruction ... Standing up or moving around in a small craft can cause it to capsize—a leading cause of fatalities ...

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Topic 2: Small Boats and Paddlecraft (Canoes, Kayaks, and Rafts) ... If you capsize in swift water, follow these guidelines. Float on the upstream side of your craft. You can ... Float with your feet pointed downstream to act as a buffer against rocks. Don't fight the current. Use the current to backstroke your way to shore. If the ...

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If you should capsize or swamp your boat, or if you have fallen overboard and ... the stern, keeping the weight in the boat balanced, especially in small boats.

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Small open boats can be unstable and tippy. Be sure that ... If you should capsize , it may be safer to stay with the floating boat than try to swim to shore. Staying ...

www.realworldsurvivor.com/2015/04/01/capsized-how-to-stay-alive-in-open-water

Apr 1, 2015 ... If your boat or ship capsizes in water too deep to stand up in and you end up ... a raft or even a partially submerged small boat, but seeing your head bobbing ... that might make a safe, easy meal, including whatever is floating or ... deck in an upright vessel, you probably aren't going to find your way upside ...

www.boattest.com/view-news/4532_how-to-avoid-capsizing

Jun 15, 2011 ... This bass boat is swamped and floating level as it should. ... All boats are designed to operate safely in a certain range of sea conditions ... High speed in small boats can quickly lead to a capsize if an ... Part of the minimum equipment requirements that you need to have on your boat is a manual bilge pump ...

www.boatsmartexam.com/knowledge-base/article/capsizing-your-boat

Overturning your boat, better known as capsizing, is a serious boating emergency. ... If your craft is not fully submerged, climb onto the overturned hull. This will ...