A list of 17 important pieces of dinghy safety gear to always have with you. Learn why you need each one of these aboard. [More] Necessary Dinghy Safety Gear
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!
Four items to stop water intrusions from a broken thru-hull or hole in the hull that every boater should carry in case of an emergency. [More] Cruising Boat Safety Gear: Water Intrusion
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?
Detailed list of gear for a coastal cruising ditch bag, including reasons for every item and links to buy and/or learn more. [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
For many cooking fires, a fire blanket will do a better job of extinguishing it than a fire extinguisher, without the corrosive mess to clean up. [More] Why Have a Fire Blanket
Learn how to use your fire extinguisher BEFORE you need it — it’s five minutes that could save your life some day! [More] Using a Fire Extinguisher