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New Carbon Monoxide Alarm Requirements For Marine Applications

The Boat Safety Scheme has released advice on outfitting Carbon Monoxide CO Detectors to your boat. The safety equipment became mandatory on April 1, 2019 under the scheme’s updated requirements.  The rule now affects almost all private and non-private ships wanting to attain BSS certification. In order to comply, boats should have at least one carbon monoxide, CO detector  or as many as necessary so that everyone on board can hear the alarm when it…


The Sharpie is Mightier than the Sword…. at Sea

There are a lot of opinions about what are the essential tools on a boat. Much has been written about what will save you during catastrophic events or stranding on remote islands, whale collisions or clogged joker valves! Self sufficiency is the sort of de facto credo of us boater types right? Well I’m going to Boy Scout this up a little and talk about an essential on-board tool that comes way before the boarding…


How to Choose the Best Marine Battery

If you’ve recently purchased a used boat or are preparing your boat for the upcoming season, you probably have a maintenance to-do list to take care of before you feel confident about heading out on the water. One of those items most likely involves checking or replacing your vessel’s battery. Marine batteries have two tasks, starting and powering electrical loads. You can purchase a separate battery for each job or there may be an option…