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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – There are so many things to do in South Florida including enjoying a day on the water. But it’s important to stay safe while boating and having the right equipment on board is key.

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CBS4 Chief Meteorologist Craig Setzer says that means having a marine GPS which provides your position through a latitude and longitude.

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Having a latitude and longitude is critical information in case you need to be rescued.

The ocean is a big place in case you get in trouble on the water.

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Craig Setzer