Class B Boat Fires - How to Avoid a Catastrophic Incident

Class B Boat Fires – How to Avoid a Catastrophic Incident

What is a Class B Fire? Fire disasters have a way of irrevocably affecting our lives and boating fires are no exception.  To avoid disaster, you need to be able to identify the different categories of fire and know how to best prevent them. The importance of being prepared cannot be overemphasized. This article explains how to identify Class B …

Where should fire extinguishers be stored on a boat

Where Should Fire Extinguishers Be Stored on a Boat

Safety first – preparing to deal with a fire on your boat While being on your boat is a time for relaxation, to stay fire safe it is important to follow all the safety rules and regulations set by the U.S. Coast Guard, your state and the ones you set based on personal needs. Doing so will ensure that your …

Life Jackets for Kids Ultimate Guide

Life Jackets for Kids | Ultimate Guide

Guide to Life Jackets for Children A quality life jacket is one of the most important pieces of safety equipment you can have with you when you’re out on the water. While many adults choose not to wear a life jacket at all times for a variety of reasons, when you have children aboard your vessel, it’s important to ensure …

Do I need flares for my boat

Do I Need Flares for My Boat?

Boating Flares and Distress Signals All boat owners are legally required to meet minimum safety standards, even if they only use it for recreation. If your boat is less than 16 feet you only need distress signals between sunset and sunrise. This can be one electric distress light or three combination day/night red flares. If your boat is longer than …

Can My Car Tow A Boat

Can My Car Tow A Boat? (We evaluated 100 vehicles)

Tow Your Boat Without Destroying Your Car It may have taken years, but all of the saving and fretting has finally paid off and you finally have the boat you always wanted. Whether it’s a bass boat used to spend hours chasing after fish, or a ski boat to create some heart racing memories with your family, you are going …

Surviving a Boat Trailer Tire Blowout

Surviving a Boat Trailer Tire Blowout

How to Safely Handle a Flat Tire on Your Boat Trailer Have you noticed that there seem to be fewer tire blowouts on the road these days? This isn’t a coincidence. While we may always have the occasional flat tire, tire technology continues to improve, with fewer blowouts as the happy consequence. This is good news for drivers everywhere and …

12 Best Boating Apps for Your Smartphone

12 Best Boating Apps for Your Smartphone

Smartphone Apps for Your Boat Are you a boating enthusiast? Do you love being outside, on the water, with the ocean breeze in your face? If you do, there are several smartphone apps that can make your boating experience much more enjoyable. A lot of really great apps are available for amateur captains looking for the local weather conditions, marine …

How long is a Boat Fire Extinguisher Good For

How long is a Boat Fire Extinguisher Good For

Your Boat’s Fire Extinguisher Has a Limited Shelf Life Imagine picking up a fire extinguisher during an emergency on your boat only to find it’s empty or not in working condition. None of us want to find ourselves in this dangerous situation. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a simple way to know if your fire extinguisher was in …

Everything You Need to Know About Boat Fire Extinguishers

Everything You Need to Know About Boat Fire Extinguishers

Fire Extinguishers Are the Best Safety Investment You Can Make for Your Boat It’s a no-brainer that every boat should have a fire extinguisher among its equipment. A fire extinguisher is there to protect our lives and, hopefully, our vessels. Can we ever have too many? The fact is that a boat fire can spread at breakneck speed–expanding by 100 …

Cellphone versus VHF Radio – Which is Better for Boating Safety

Cellphone versus VHF Radio – Which is Better for Boating Safety

Can I use my cellphone in place of a VHF radio If you regularly take your boat out into open or secluded waters, then you’ve likely already discovered that communication can be a major problem without a very high frequency (VHF) radio. Whether it’s an emergency or just asking a fishing buddy where the action is, you need to have …