Most boating accidents can be prevented if the operator pays attention and uses a little common sense according to Dean Travis Clarke in this article on boatingworld.com.
Travis Clarke lists 22 ways boaters get into trouble and how to avoid each one.
Do you let your crew know that you are about to throttle up or make a hard turn?
Do you know how to prevent dramatic bowrise when starting or prevent bow-steer?
Do you know how to safely anchor, dock, and tow properly?
If you answer no, you are not sure, or you are new to boating, you need to read this article.