Features June 2017 Issue

Top Fire Blankets for the Offshore Sailor

Unlike extinguishers, itís always ready to go.

Fire extinguishers are a U.S. Coast Guard requirement, and every boating instruction manual starts by telling you how many you need, where to mount them, and how to use them. Unfortunately, the manuals never go beyond that simplistic guidance, even though most fire-prevention authorities agree they are often not the best first response.

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