Safety

Why Shouldn’t I Run My Bilge Pump Dry?
Rubber shaft seals need fluid for lubrication and cooling. Dried-out, damaged seals and water intrusion are common causes of failure in bilge pumps.
Boating Basics 101: Handling a Pontoon Boat
If you’re new to pontoon boats, you’ll want to know these tips.
10 Powerboat Design Flaws to Avoid
If you’re shopping for a boat, whether new or used, look out for these 10 design flaws.
Anchor Throw-Down: Fortress Anchor Tests 11 Popular Hooks
What happens when you pit 11 anchors against each other in the muddy bottom of Chesapeake Bay?
Aground! 5 Steps to Get an Outboard-Powered Boat Floating Again
Running aground is no fun, and it can do serious damage to your boat and your outboard. To minimize the danger and get back on your way, follow these five steps.
Is Metal or Nylon Preferred For Wire Support?
Nylon tie-wraps become brittle when subjected to the heat of engine spaces. Chafe-protected metal clamps are the way to go.
Are Gate Valves OK for Seacocks?
Gate valves can't provide a quick visual reference on whether a through-hull is open or shut. And the handles tend to rust.
Is My Boarding Ladder Safe?
Transom boarding ladders can be tricky to deploy from the water, especially for kids.
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.

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