Stay Safe ... And Legal
By Michael Vatalaro
A properly fitting and serviceable jacket for all passengers, as well as a throwable device for boats over 16 feet.
Different rules apply on small bodies of water, but it's always wise to carry both day and night signals.
Considerations For Inboards
Boats with inboards must have a ventilation system, plus carburetor motors require a back-fire flame arrestor.
— Published: Spring 2014
Hard-won advice from a search-and-rescue expert on staying safe when the weather kicks up
Today's modern, GPS-equipped EPIRBs and PLBs could be your lifesaver in an emergency
A safety course of practical skills for those who don't need have the same level of experience as a captain
BoatUS Recommends You Should Also Have:
- First-Aid Kit
- VHF Radio
- Extra Water/Food
- Charged Cell Phone
- Tool Kit
- Sun Protection
- Float Plan
BoatUS sponsors the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Power Squadrons voluntary Vessel Safety Checks. For more info, www.safetyseal.net