Florissant, Missouri
3327 N Hwy 67
Florissant, MO 63033
(314) 921-7900
The Zach Plackemeier State Farm Insurance Agency office opened in 2016 across from the new Wal-Mart on Hwy 67 to serve customers in Florissant and Saint Charles, MO as well as surrounding St. Louis County with all their Insurance and Financial Service needs. Zach was born and raised in Saint Charles, MO. He played division 1 basketball in college for Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne. He enjoys being active in the community and is a member of the North County Chamber of Commerce. Zach is a State Farm Chairman Circle agent which represents the top 3% of agents across the nation. Zach and his team are here to help with Auto Insurance, Commercial Auto Insurance, Home Insurance, Renters Insurance, Life Insurance, and more. Contact them today to see how they can help you and your family.

Your Essential Guide to Personal Watercraft Safety June 19, 2018

Florissant, St. Louis, MO
Your Essential Guide to Personal Watercraft Safety, Florissant, Missouri


Heading out onto the water with your Personal Watercraft (PWC) requires some serious forethought and availability of practical safety equipment. ‘Going it alone’ or bare bones can be a dangerous move, so please read through and gather these essential safety items below. You just might thank us later.

What to wear:

  • US Coast Guard approved life vest for every rider which must be worn. Larger boats (not PWC’s) must just have them onboard
  • Water shoes to protect your feet
  • Gloves to protect your hands
  • Waterproof sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Depending on weather and water conditions - possibly a wet suit or even a dry suit if conditions dictate.

What to bring:

  • Signaling devices – visual and sound. Examples would be a whistle and a small mirror
  • Fire extinguisher
  • A basic first aid kit
  • A small anchor
  • A length of mooring line in case of needing to tie off to another machine for a tow, preferably a floating line so if dropped it doesn’t sink
  • If the machine is going to be used at night or in low light conditions then Navigation lights would be required
  • A dry bag to store important items, such as papers and cell phones
  • Ignition safety lanyard must be worn so if you are thrown from the machine the engine is disabled and stops
  • Depending on the area where the machine is operated - a compass
  • A small paddle or oar
  • Depending on the waterway - possibly charts for navigation

Learn more about personal watercraft safety and remember to contact Zach Plackemeier – State Farm® Insurance Agent to make sure your watercraft is properly insured. Ready to get Boat Insurance? Click here to Request a Quote.

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