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
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
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 a Lifesling. How to make sure it will deply correctly. [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 (personal floatation devices) and tethers are expensive high tech gear. How to choose and set up a new PFD. [More] Getting a New PFD
It’s important to regularly check boat safety gear to ensure that it will work if you ever need it. Your life might depend on it! [More] Why You Need To Check Boat 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] How To Organize First Aid Supplies