Boat safety at Bob's Big Boy

DOWNEY - Bob's Big Boy is teaming up with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to promote safe boating in advance of Labor Day weekend.Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 58 will conduct free vessel safety checks in the restaurant's parking lot from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 27. Residents can bring a motor boat, sailboat, personal water craft, kayak, canoe, paddleboard or inner tube to have it checked for safety. In addition to checking the vessels, trained auxiliary members will also distribute whistles to attach to life jackets and teach knot-tying. They will also answer questions on boating and offer information on how to join the flotilla. To have a boat checked for its safety, bring the boat, boat registration, lifejackets, current flares, sound producing instruments and dewatering devices. If you bring a kayak, canoe, rowboat, inner tube or paddleboard, you must also bring lifejackets and a flashlight. For more information, contact Brian Regalbuto, immediate past flotilla commander of Flotilla 58, at (562) 419-5420 or

********** Published: August 11, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 17