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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.
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.
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.
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.
A Preventable Dockside Tragedy
Why 10-year old Lucas Ritz died from electric shock drowning at a freshwater marina and how this tragedy can be prevented.
The BoatUS Safety Foundation tested eight different life rafts in 1991, all of which performed as advertised. To make a selection, assess your risks and your probability of rescue within a given time, based on the type of boating you do and the location-whether you're near shipping lanes or popular fishing spots near shore, or you're planning a cruise to some of the more isolated parts of the world. Consider the features outlined below in making your decision.