Follow this pre-departure boating checklist, powered by Progressive®, to prepare for a great day on the water. These top 8 items include U.S. Coast Guard required boat safety equipment, such as life jackets or PFDs, fire extinguisher, visual distress signals, sound signaling devices, and a throwable floatation device.

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