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.
Inflatable Life Jackets
There are different types and classifications of life jackets. You should know about these to best determine what you need for your type of boating. Having a proper life jacket aboard may not help at all in many circumstances if you don't have it on. Fortunately, inflatable life jackets are not only approved for many uses but are more comfortable and convenient and thus more likely to be worn.
Dealing with Seasickness in Children
Like adults, some children are completely immune to it while others can be violently sick with the smallest amounts of motion.
Boat Emergency Product Born from Life-or-Death Situation
Two fathers who nearly drowned with their kids after their boat sank turn the near tragedy into a life-saving new product.
Avoid Electric Shock Drowning
Knowing where the dangers are and how to check for leaking AC electricity in the water could be a lifesaver. Spring is the time to do it, before you put boats and people in the water.