Survival Suit Storage Solutions

Survival Suit Storage Solutions

Storing an immersion suit effectively is surprisingly difficult on a smaller boat. They can be quite bulky at the best of times. Your focus should center on three critical pillars: ensuring easy access, maintaining optimal storage conditions, and adhering strictly to safety regulations. The first, guaranteeing that accessibility is straightforward and unhindered. This includes marking…

Integrated Survival Suit Accessories

Integrated Survival Suit Accessories

An immersion suit incorporates several accessories such as face masks, mitts, and ankle wraps, which are also high-visibility to aid in rescue.  These integrated features are thoughtfully designed to enhance the suit’s functionality without compromising your mobility or comfort.  With advances in material and design technology, the latest survival suits have become more user-friendly, allowing…

Survival Suit Testing Standards

Survival Suit Testing Standards

Rigorous testing ensures that survival suits meet specific construction and performance requirements.  And standards are developed through consensus, often internationally, to foster consistent guidelines that manufacturers must adhere to.  Such precision in testing is vital for the confidence and trust of the user in knowing that their gear will perform under extreme conditions. Important among…

Immersion Suit vs Drysuit

Immersion Suit vs Drysuit

An immersion suit is designed primarily for emergencies at sea. They offer thermal protection and flotation, crucial for offshore workers and mariners in high-risk situations like abandoning ship or prolonged cold water exposure. A dry suit, ideal for cold water sports like laser and dinghy sailing, ensures dryness and warmth without built-in insulation, requiring additional…

Are VHF Radios Waterproof?

Are VHF Radios Waterproof?

VHF radios vary in their water-resistance capabilities. Some models are specifically designed to be waterproof and suitable for marine environments or outdoor activities where exposure to water is likely.  However, not all VHF radios possess this feature. It is essential to check the specifications of a particular model to determine if it is waterproof or…

Electronic Flares

Electronic Flares

Electronic flares go by a number of names within the industry. You will come across names like e-flares, electric distress lights, or even SOS distress lights. Ultimately, these all refer to the same types of visual distress signal. Unlike traditional single-use pyrotechnic flares, which can pose a fire hazard, these devices offer a sustainable and…

What is the Best Tether for Offshore Sailing?

What is the Best Tether for Offshore Sailing?

There are several factors to consider when choosing the ideal tether for your needs, including durability, length, and ease of use. Double tethers, with one 6-foot and one 3-foot tether, are preferred, as they allow for different uses depending on where you are working on the boat. A high-quality tether may even work in tandem…