Do you wear a life jacket? This is almost as controversial a subject as choosing an anchor. (We won’t go into that: too dangerous.) Wearing or not wearing a “personal flotation devise” (PFD) is a choice that should be considered carefully. In our cruising waters (the Pacific NW) sometimes it’s an easy decision. The water … Continue reading
How can I check to make sure I have all the required equipment before I leave for a cruise this summer?
That’s a good question. You should start with a checklist and a self inspection of your boat. Then you should contact your local Coast Guard Auxiliary for a free courtesy inspection. Here’s how to begin. 1. Gather information. The easiest way to get free information is to attend a boat show and visit the Coast … Continue reading