What Is A Common Feature Of All Distress Flares?

Distress flares are a member of the family of marine Visual Distress Signals (VDS.) These include pyrotechnic devices, smoke generators, signaling mirrors, and signal flags. The common features all distress flares share are: 1️⃣ They are designed to attract attention or to direct searchers to the boat. 2️⃣ All pyrotechnic devices expire after 42 months….

Marine Flares: Your Lifesaving Solution On The Water

Boat Flares are just one category of approved marine visual distress signals (VDS). Types of VDS devices include pyrotechnic flares, non-pyrotechnic flares, electric lights, smoke canisters, and distress flags. Distress Signals are essential to sea safety. Required by law for some recreational boats, distress signals or distress calls are an internationally recognized means to indicate…

Mustang Survival HUDSON CCS Dry Suit Review

Our Rating: 4.5/5 4.9/5 Waterproofness 4.1/5 Breathability 4.5/5 Durability Best For:Ocean sailing & racing Admittedly these are for hardcore racers looking for the ultimate performance foul-weather gear. Needing a suit of this caliber and putting it through its paces will mean you’ve probably found yourself in rough conditions. Still, it’s the peak of sailing performance…

How To Mount Fire Extinguishers In A Boat

Mounting fire extinguishers in a boat is not difficult. The main requirement is that this safety equipment is installed near potential fire hazards, is visible, and is easily accessible onboard. A boat fire extinguisher will hopefully never be used, and they can be disposed of at the end of the vessel’s life. However, if needed…

Where Should Fire Extinguishers Be Stored On A Boat?

The answer to the question of where fire extinguishers should be stored on a boat has two parts. 1️⃣ They must be easily accessible 2️⃣ The fire extinguisher’s location must be correct for the type of fire risk at that position. While Federal fire extinguisher requirements strictly control the quantity and type of fire extinguisher…