Avoiding Carbon Monoxide Poisoning While Boating
As boating enthusiasts, we are drawn to the serenity and freedom of life on the water. However, amidst the excitement and relaxation, a hidden danger lurks—carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. This stealthy killer can quickly turn a delightful boating experience into a tragedy. Here’s what you need to know about carbon monoxide to keep yourself and your loved ones safe on the water.
What You Need to Know About DSC-Capable
Digital Selective Calling (DSC) has become increasingly popular on VHF marine radios in recent years. DSC-capable VHF radios allow boaters to send and receive digital messages, including distress calls. This can be a lifesaver in an emergency, as it allows boaters to quickly and easily identify each other and coordinate rescue efforts. In this article, we delve into the world of DSC-capable VHF radios and emphasize the importance of registering a Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI).
What You Need to Know About Wireless Engine Cut-Off Switches | Enter to Win
For decades manufacturers have equipped boats with engine cut-off switches. A lanyard connects these switches to a life vest or belt loop, so if the operator leaves the helm while underway the lanyard pulls the switch and the motor stops. The devices aren’t new — they’ve been standard equipment since the 1980s — but Congress only recently passed a law making their use mandatory in all 50 states.
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