How to provide the information needed for someone else to rescue your boat in an emergency. It costs less than $5 and only takes a couple hours to put together, but could save your boat some day. [More] Emergency Info
Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
All the gear we really, truly, seriously hope we wasted money buying. But should we ever need it, we want it to work perfectly!
Seconds count in an emergency. Are you really ready? Can you lay your hands on everything IMMEDIATELY? [More] Where Are the Wood Plugs?
Every potential blue water voyager, every sailor who wants to go beyond the sight of land is faced with the need to evaluate which, use it only in emergency, gear they should carry. [More] Can You Buy Safety?
The toilet is clogged or the boat needs a pumpout . . . but you need to go. What do you do? [More] Emergency Toilet: The Wag Bag
There just aren’t cell towers out on the water — or in many great cruising anchorages. So how do we stay connected with family and friends? [More] Staying in Touch
Stay safe when you’re exploring by dinghy by making sure you have the right gear aboard. The legal requirements are a bare minimum . . . here’s what else we carry! [More] Things to Carry in the Dinghy
Boaters love the water — except when it’s coming IN your boat. Four items that we carry in the event of an emergency; we hope to never use them! [More] Water Coming In?
Would you know if water was filling your bilge BEFORE it got over the floorboards? The sooner you know, the better your chance of saving the boat. [More] Bilge Alarm
Someday, your life or the life of someone you love may depend on the Lifesling working properly. Are you willing to bet your life on yours? [More] Is Your Lifesling Ready For Use? Are you SURE?
Putting together a ditch bag takes some time and a lot of thought. Here’s what’s in ours for coastal cruising. [More] The Ditch Bag