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Survival at Sea - The Complete Series

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Owning a boat and being on the water can be one of life’s most relaxing and rewarding experiences.  But are you prepared for possible nautical emergencies?  In this ground-breaking 4-part series from Practical Sailor you’ll learn what you need to have on board to remain safe.
 
Choosing The Right Life Raft - Learn which life rafts were the safest and easiest to operate (is automatic deployment really safer?).  Includes a special Life Raft Value Guide.

Ditch Bags and Emergency Gear - Make sure you have all the supplies necessary for emergency survival (yes - you do need a compass, and only one Kit supplied one!).  A comprehensive guide to what you’ll need, and what is available, if you must abandon ship.

Onboard First Aid - A complete guide to the basic, and not-so-basic medical supplies you need to have onboard.  Reviews near-shore and off-shore kits (is yours water-tight?) and what you’ll need to supplement them.

Survival Electronics - Discover why these devices are a must have for any sailor. Evaluates the usability and functionality of the wide-range of man-overboard devices now on the market.  It’s imperative you have the right device onboard.

Choosing the proper emergency items can be a life and death decision.  Eliminate the guesswork and order this downloadable landmark series today!




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Barnacles Consume Test Panels at 18 Months

by Darrell Nicholson on February 24, 2015

Our semi-annual inspection of bottom paint panels always yields surprises, but during the nearly ten years I've been barnacle-counter-in-chief, I haven't been more surprised than I was last month. My inspection in January marked the eighteenth months of continuous immersion for approximately 60 paints that were undergoing testing. During a normal year, I would expect roughly 12-15 of those panels to still be fighting barnacles, but that's not what I found.

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