The Dangers of Drinking and Boating
Drunk driving in a boat is just as illegal — and can be even more hazardous — than drunk driving in a car.
The Dangers Of West Coast Swells
Any surfer can tell you one way the West Coast is unique: Average swell heights are significantly higher than on the East Coast, Gulf Coast, or in the Great Lakes. As this story shows, that swell can be deadly.
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.
How To Control Electrical Flow On Your Boat
Isolation transformers can prevent electric shock drowning, protect underwater metals on your boat, and avoid reverse polarity when plugging into shore power.
Your Essential On-Board First-Aid Kit For Any Boat
Whether setting out for a day, week, or longer, you need a well-stocked first-aid kit on board. Here are the essentials.
Packing Your Ditch Kit
Some good advice about the carry-on luggage you should never leave the dock without.
Marina Upgrades Improve Safety
New marina shore power devices can reveal hidden problems on your boat.
CO and Fume Detectors
Having one or more sources of fuel on board presents a potential danger, especially if you are unaware of leaks or vapor accumulation. The good news is that some detectors will detect more than one type of problem.