Safety

Five Stupid Ways to Ruin Your First Run of the Season
Ready to kickstart your spring boating? Not so fast.
Is Nylon Strapping OK for My Batteries?
With sealed, valve-regulated batteries, nylon retaining straps shouldn't be subjected to corrosive vapors -- and if they are, they're still pretty reliable.
Is Snow Going to Knock My Boat off its Stands?
The seasonal change from winter to spring shouldn't present a problem for boats on stands -- if they were put away right in the first place.
Rescued Sailors Express No Remorse
An Australian father and son ignored weather warnings, requiring U.S. Coast Guard rescue in New England.
Five Favorite Handheld VHF Radios
If you need a new handheld VHF radio, read this before you buy.
How To Find a Good Anchorage
Want to sleep well at anchor? Follow these tips.
Seamanship Special: 5 Tips for Boating in Heavy Fog
Nobody wants to be caught on the water in heavy fog, but if you’re a boater it’s bound to happen sooner or later. Here are five tips that will help you get home.
Which Fire Extinguisher Should I Be Using?
Fire ports are meant to work with Halon or CO2 "clean agent" extinguishers, not the directional dry-chemical type.
Why are My Batteries Connected to Hoses?
Vent hoses may never be needed, but they're in place to carry away hydrogen gas and save the batteries in case of an overcharge.
What’s the Difference Between an ELCI and an RCD?
European and US boats carry slightly different equipment to protect against electrical problems.

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Five Favorite Handheld VHF Radios
Five Favorite Handheld VHF Radios - February 21st 2015