Safety

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.
Can a Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Be Put Out with a Conventional Fire Extinguisher?
Lithium-ion battery installations need to be well-engineered, with redundant safety systems and automatic disconnects.
Five Winter Disasters – Don’t Let These Happen to Your Boat!
During the long winter lay-up plenty of things can go awry. Make sure none of these winter disasters ruin your boat.
5 Tips for Towing: Get your Boat and Trailer Down the Road Safely
Keeping your boat on a trailer is advantageous in a number of ways, but only if you can get it to the ramp and back without any problems. Here are 10 tips that will make it happen.
Is the Heat in My Engine Compartment Going to Cause Damage?
Cramped engine spaces, high heat, and electrical components make for a bad combination.
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.

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