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Safety & Prevention
Hurricane Prep Saves During Hurricane Florence
These boat owners aggressively prepped their boat for survival at the dock using proven techniques as powerful Hurricane Florence zeroed in. Here’s their dramatic firsthand story.
What To Do After A Hurricane
After a storm has passed and authorities are allowing travel, get to your boat quickly. It's your responsibility to protect your boat from further damage, and its equipment from theft, regardless of its condition.
How To Safely Tow A Dinghy
Davits are divine, but sometimes you need to tow your tender. Follow our step-by-step guide to rigging a bridle for a safe and drama-free haul.
Stay Put On Deck
Man-overboard situations can come miles offshore or on a stormy lake. Here’s some sound advice on jacklines.
Registered EPIRBs Prevent False Alerts
After responding to more than 700 false alerts in 2018, the U.S. Coast Guard urges anyone with an EPIRB (emergency position indicating radio beacon) to properly register their devices.
Where To Keep Your Boat During A Hurricane
The best predictor of whether your boat will survive a hurricane is where it’s kept. Just as in real estate, the three most important considerations should be location, location, location.
What To Expect From A Hurricane
Preparing a boat for a hurricane means defending against wind, rain, waves, and high water — all in proportions rarely experienced by boaters.
How To Find And Fix Potential Breaking Points On Your Boat
The fate of your boat's security in a storm comes down to these essential and critical points in your defense strategy. Addressing them early could mean the difference between your boat surviving a serious storm, or breaking free, hitting hard objects, filling with water, and sustaining catastrophic damage.
How To Develop A Hurricane Prep Plan
It's said that every minute you spend planning saves 10 minutes in execution. When a hurricane threatens, you’ll be glad your plan is ready to go.