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Even if you are a good swimmer, you may not last too long in the water at sea without a good offshore life jacket. If you are in rough seas you will tire quickly. If you have sustained an injury you may not be able to swim. If you are going to be in the water for many hours prior to rescue, if you are rescued at all, a good quality offshore life jacket may save your life…read more
On a boat, one of the many serious emergencies that may occur is a fire on board. Actually, fires on board are not that uncommon and every boater needs to be prepared to take immediate action to save the ship and the lives of persons on board. Florida...read more
Why is that fellow blowing his horn at you? Is he being rude or is he trying to communicate? Most recreational boaters are unfamiliar with the meaning of horn signals. Under the United States Coast Guard Navigation Rules, however, recreational boaters are...read more
Passing a boat on the water is nearly as common as passing an automobile on the highway. The rules are, however, remarkably different. Knowing the proper method of passing another boat is essential for safe operation and collision avoidance. Any vessel...read more
It happens to every boat skipper nearly every time he heads out on the water, even when the weather is perfect and the seas are calm. The skipper and his crew are happily running along when another boat starts getting closer. Does he see you? If nobody...read more
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