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
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!
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
Good PFDs and tethers are expensive high tech gear. Here’s what we chose and tips on setting it all up. [More] Setting Up a New PFD
Don’t just assume that because you’ve got the safety gear on board, it’s in working condition. Check it! [More] Checking Safety Gear
An easy way to organize your first aid supplies so it’ll be easy to find what you need when the time arises, and a list of what’s in ours. [More] Organizing the First Aid Supplies