Safety

Go-Fast Boating Safety: Watch Out For Weekend Warriors
Go-fast boat safety means enhanced situational awareness at all times, but especially on summer weekends.
Diesel Fuel Hose Ratings Explained
Risk of exposure to fire, plus permeability to fuel, plus the use of the hose itself -- all play into the ratings.
Rusty Stanchion Fasteners? Not Good.
Stainless steel fasteners threaded into embedded aluminum plates need to be carefully sealed to prevent crevice corrosion.
A Raft of Trouble: 24 Hours in a Liferaft
Will you know what to expect if you end up adrift in a liferaft? Lenny Rudow thought he would—and he was wrong.
Five Docking Disasters: Don’t Let This Happen to You!
Be on guard for these docking disasters every time you approach the pier.
Why Is My Water Heater Giving Me Shocks?
A broken heater element and a disconnected ground wire point the way to a dangerous situation.
Is My Lightning Protection System Undersized?
The ABYC calls for 4-AWG wire to provide a ground path in the event of a lightning strike.
Is My Pump Ignition-Protected or Not?
Ignition-protected gear may still carry contradictory or confusing labels.
How to Use a Spring Line to Tie Up a Boat
The rigging and use of a spring line can make coming into a dock safer and easier.
What is the Fan Under My V-Berth?
Modern boats often carry fans in enclosed spaces to cool electronics or ventilate batteries when they're charging.

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