Tag Archives: boat equipment

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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Can Your Crew Find The Safety Equipment?

Many times the safety equipment is tucked away in cabinets and under cushions  making it difficult to find even simple equipment like a small Band-Aid and disinfectant.  This is a Safety Equipment Sheet that I use on my boat.  A … Continue reading

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Tips on Tying Your Boat to the Dock

Here  are a few tips that my crew and I have found very helpful when tying my boat in it’s slip. Tying the boat to the dock seems to be taken for granted by many and not much thought put … Continue reading

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Small Boat Marine First Aid Kits

Every boat should have a properly stocked First Aid Kit that is appropriate for the boating activities that you do.  Factors include; the area you are boating in (how far or how long will it take medical help to arrive), … Continue reading

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