Which MOB Lights Shine Bright?

Which MOB Lights Shine Bright?


When a man-overboard (MOB) incident occurs at night, the odds of recovery become slimmer. The fate of the person in the water hinges on how fellow crewmembers respond and what the victim has intentionally or inadvertently taken with them into the water. A well-prepared offshore sailor will carry essential personal safety gear on him at all times while standing watch during a passage. At the top of the must-have list are a combination harness/inflatable personal flotation device (PFD) and a tether that can be clipped to a jackline to prevent you from being launched over the lifeline.

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  • Sailboat Reviews

    The Modern Classic Racer-Cruiser

    The Islander 36 was built from 1971 to 1985, making it one of the longest-lived 36-footers ever on the U.S. market. More than 750 of the Alan Gurney-designed racer-cruiser sloops were built, with production spanning almost the entire history of Islander Yachts.

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  • Marine Electronics

    Sonar that Sees What’s Ahead

    Most depthfinders are historical instruments. They collect and display information from the recent past—not the best arrangement for the sailor. By the time the sounder indicates a shoal, it’s already beneath you. But this is changing rapidly.

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  • Buyer's Resources

    Tall-step Syndrome

    Boat shows present a wonderful opportunity to not only explore boats well beyond your price range, but also to observe how designers answer the many compromises that each boat design requires. Some designs succeed, and some don’t—and often the weak spot is a simple...

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