Safety Equipment

Stages of Hypothermia and Cold Water Survival

If suffering from hypothermia, the victim’s core body temperature drops below normal levels, resulting in weakened muscular functions, reduced co-ordination and slowing of mental functions. A pers...

Using a Pre-departure Checklist

Pre-Departure Checklist Completing a Pre-Departure Checklist before getting underway is an excellent way to avoid unsuitable operating conditions and reduce the risk of a breakdown. You should always ...

Using a Trip Plan

What is a Trip Plan? A trip plan (also known as a float plan or sail plan) is a document that outlines your expected travel itinerary while on the water. A trip plan should be given to a responsible p...

Anchoring your Boat

How to Anchor your Boat Anchors have several uses: In the event of a breakdown During severe weather conditions An anchor is also useful in non-emergency situations (such as when swimming from the ste...

Mechanical Failure and Carbon Monoxide

Breakdown and Mechanical Failure You are required by law to maintain your craft and safety equipment in proper working order. By regularly maintaining and inspecting your vessel, you’ll reduce the r...

Loading Your Boat with People and Equipment

Loading your Boat If you’re anything like us, and looking to get the best out of your time on the water, it’s all about being prepared. Complete your pre-departure checklist, check the weather, p...

Boat Safety Equipment & Gear

Boat Safety Equipment Requirements in Canada Part of being a smart boater is fully understanding the boat safety equipment that is required onboard and knowing how to use it. Having the right equipme...