Tag Archives: boat equipment

The New Cabin Lights

Recently I needed to do something about the old cabin lights when the switches stopped working. I decided to upgrade the lights to Red / White LED fixtures.  I wanted the Red light  option to preserve the night vision of … Continue reading

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Your Fire Extinguisher

On a cold Sunday last winter some friends were on their way from Kirkland to a Frostbite Series race on Lake Union when the Coast Guard pulled along side their sailboat. The Coast Guard Boarding Officer ask if they had … Continue reading

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Washing Your Sheets, Halyards and Lines

Washing the lines and halyard that have been exposed to the elements over the winter is one of my spring rites of getting the boat ready for another sailing season. Washing lines can make them easier to handle, extend their … Continue reading

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Don’t Drop the Cell-Phone

When I got my new smarter than I am Cell-Phone I was worried about dropping it overboard. The new phone did not have any attachment points like my previous Cell-Phone and was quite slick. Talking to the salesman he pointed … Continue reading

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Free NOAA Charts!

NOAA  now has over 1,000 Free BookletCharts™ available for free  download in PDF format for printing  yourself.  BookletCharts™ are 8.5 by 11 inch reduced scale nautical  charts designed for recreational and small boats.  NOAA has been developing these charts that … Continue reading

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Personal Boating Safety Equipment

What safety equipment should I have on me when I am boating or what safety equipment should I add to my lifejacket is a common question  ask at boating safety events. Here is the safety equipment that I and other … Continue reading

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Re-Bedding Deck Hardware

Bedding deck hardware is something that all boat owners need to do sooner or later.  Either because of leaks, new hardware or maintenance  of existing hardware.  Recently I found an article that shows how the author and several boat manufactures … Continue reading

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Cell Phone Overboard

2011 seemed to be the year of the “Cell Phone Overboard” event.  I received several emails, phone calls from land lines, smoke signals at public event and such explaining the cell phone had went into the water and they needed … Continue reading

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