1) Keep some Betadine
solution, a few cotton buds and some band aids in a clean, easily accessible place. Clean all wounds before the blood stops flowing and apply band aids only as necessary. Seek medical
attention for anything more than a scratch.
2) Use eye protection. Breathing protection is also important as is hearing protection.
3) Hole saws are probably the most dangerous tool, but others come close.
4) Immediately dispose of any tool (esp. power) or item of equipment
that has a safety
5) You cannot
totally eliminate dangerous fumes with a mask filter. Use safe paint
and chemicals and good ventilation. Consider a forced air breathing system.
6) Don't work when you are tired.
7) Keep the floor as clean as possible.
8) Falling off a boat on the hard
will probably end your cruising (and possibly other) plans. Falling in the water
drunk, or hitting your head
could have the same result.
Carefully cost your project before you start.
1) Work out the number of hours needed and triple the number. Multiply this by what you realistically think your labour is worth. Find out if this much spare time is available.
2) Add together the cost for all necessary parts, materials, equipment
and rent. Double this amount.
3) Add 1) and 2) to the amount the boat would quickly sell for or the cost of what you are planning on buying
4) Look to see if there is a boat in good or better condition available that does not need refitting for 2/3 or less than 3).
Always put everything away in the same place. If you notice anything in the wrong place put it in the right place immediately.