If you're taking the boat out for the New Year's holiday, some tips that may keep you safe and away from those embarrassing moments.  

They include scraping the bottom of the boat against the rocks as you attempt to dock.  Running out of gas is another embarrassing moment that seems to happen way too often. 

The Boat Owners Association of the United States has some help.

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Something else just for fun:

ClickHere to read about former Miami Dolphin Jason Taylor's experiences boating.

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