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Cold Water Survival

...and dying within minutes, it’s a real eye-opener. Spring sailing in temperate climates still carries the risk of cold water shock. With the water temperature in the low 50s, true...

The Chilling Facts About Cold Water Survival

...during Dr. Giesbrechts Cold Water Boot Camp. The Canadian Safe Boating Council has recently followed up with a website, Beyond Cold Water Boot Camp, aimed at first responders and boating...

Marine Water Heater Test

...1,200 watts), which significantly affect the time it takes to heat up cold water. The heating element is a nickel-based alloy (incoloy), and the stainless-steel heat exchanger features a large...

Sailing Clothes for Cold Weather

...to survive several hours in cold water without succumbing to heat loss. They are waterproof, provide insulation even when wet, and, importantly to Baltic fishermen, they cost far less that...

Isotemp and Super Stor Earn Best Ratings Among 7 Water Heaters

...enough to shower (though you wouldn't want to mix it with cold water). The Magic model, which should have been even better, cooled at about the same rate as the...

Cold-Weather Gloves

...many other similar ski gloves that will perform just as well. Gul Cold Water Gloves These $30 gloves seem to originate in the United Kingdom, but are made in Thailand....

Tap Water thats Better than Bottled

...be desirable to filter the whole boats tank water, many people filter only the tap used for drinking. If you choose to filter only the cold water in a single...

Install a Water Saver: A Galley Foot Pump

...chartered a 32′ boat for a one-week vacation cruise. The boat was equipped with pressure hot and cold water pumps, as well as foot pumps, in both head and galley....

Going Overboard in Icy Water

...watch your pacing. For more on surviving in cold water, see the previous blog post on this topic: “Cold Water Survival.” Among the resources available in that blog post is...

Bargain-priced Sailing Clothes for Cold Weather

...fishing gear. In very cold water, you need either a drysuit or immersion suit for each person, and a drysuit offers an opportunity to save duplication. Pair this with lighter...