MOB Prevention & Recovery
YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO PFD-HARNESSES, TETHERS, JACKLINES & MOB RECOVERY
Despite recent advances in safety equipment, sailors are still falling overboard. As Practical Sailorís recent tests and investigative reports have shown, some widely promoted advice regarding harnesses, tethers, and jacklines can be misleading. Likewise, many books on seamanship continue to ignore the latest recommendations in man-overboard recovery drills.
Thatís why having the proper equipment, and knowing the right way to use it is essential.
With this new e-book from Practical Sailor, youíll be fully prepared to avert—or respond to—MOB situations by learning about the necessary gear and proven recovery procedures.
Inflatable PFD-Harnesses: They not only help keep you onboard, but they keep you afloat if you end up in the water. Learn which designs and brands are state-of-the-art for safety and comfort.
Tethers: The vital link between you and your boat, the tetherís goal is to keep you out of the drink. Find out why one specific material is essential, and when and why one certain feature can be deadly.
Jacklines: They provide a secure and continuous means of attachment for on-deck crew. Find out which type is the safest and most durable, why choosing the right color is imperative, and whatís the best way to set up a jackline system.
MOB Recovery & Recover Aids: From MOB modules and throw bags to the right recovery techniques for your boat, Practical Sailor explores the equipment and procedures that will be most valuable when you hear ďMan Overboard!Ē
Itís too easy for seasoned sailors to be lulled into a false sense of security, but MOB tragedies have befallen even the most professional crews. Thatís why the information in this e-book is essential, regardless of your level of experience. So donít wait—order your copy today!
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Inside Practical Sailor Blog
May 13, 2013
So, a couple of years back, you acquired a good old boat at a pretty good pricethanks to the marketbut now youre wondering how many coats of bottom paint it has. And what kind? Youve put on a few coats of ablative antifouling since youve owned the boat. It has adhered well and has done its job. But each year, the bottom looks rougher and rougherwith big recesses where paint has flaked off. You sweated out some extra prep-work this season, and thought you had a nice, durable subsurface for painting, but each pass of the roller pulls up more paint. Whats going on here?