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?
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!
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
For many cooking fires, a fire blanket will do a better job of extinguishing it without all the mess to clean up. Few boats carry one, although they’re not expensive. Take a look . . . [More] 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