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Deck Lighting And Other Useful Equipment To Make Your Boat Safer
Even though many boats are equipped with the latest in terms of safety equipment, many experienced sailors find that it can always be better. There are many things you can obtain to get your boat just a little safer. Below, we have provided some of the main safety guidelines that can make your boating experience a safer one.
Should I Obtain More Deck Lighting?
This is a common question we receive at Anaconda. Many people obtain a boat for ocean fishing or simply for leisure, but they find that the lights on deck leave much to be desired. If there is sufficient lighting and good visibility on deck, there is no need to install more lighting. However, if you feel that your deck is not quite lit as it should be, you can always obtain some additional lighting from Anaconda to make the deck safer in a darker environment.
How Can I Make The Galley Safer?
If there is a galley on board, then there are some things you can do to make it safer. Fortunately, these things are considered as basic modifications, which means they will not cost too much to implement and they could be done through a simple DIY project.
Firstly, check where your crockery is stored. If it is stored incorrectly, they may become lethal weapons and fly around the galley when your boat hits some bad weather. Installing some netting inside the cupboards is usually a good idea, this keeps the crockery in its position and can avoid some preventable accidents.
What Should I Have Installed In Case Of Emergencies?
While most modern boats are equipped with the right safety equipment, it is always worth checking if your boat does meet the requirements in case of an emergency. Naturally, this check should be executed before you head out.
Decent boats should always have a GPS-enhanced EPIRB, which is usually installed on the deck of your boat. In case your boat sinks, this GPS device will float and will alert any emergency services and point them towards your location. Naturally, this device is an essential when it comes to safety in the open water.
You should also have a first aid kit onboard, as you can never predict minor accidents and injuries. There could even be serious injuries on board, in which case the first aid kit can provide some assistance until a medical team can reach your location.
There are a number of things that should be included in a first aid kit on a boat, this includes but is not limited to antiseptic, burn gel, painkillers, motion sickness medication, tweezers, scissors, bandages, dressings, and other basic first aid equipment. Naturally, fully made first aid kits are also available at Anaconda, these can help if you do not have the time to compile a first aid kit yourself.
Please note that first aid kits can be quite diverse. You can obtain basic versions that contain the bare essentials, but there are also options that are advanced and therefore contain a lot more than the basics. To ensure you are prepared for all eventualities, the more advanced first aid kits are usually the best options.
Should I Take A Spare Radio?
Even good equipment can fail sometimes, and there can be circumstances at sea that could cause such a failure. Because of the small possibility of the radio on board failing, it is always recommended to have a backup on your person.
At Anaconda, you can find a range of quality VHF radios, which can be used as a backup on board. Some of these radios have a battery life of ten years, which means they will surely work when you need them the most.
Getting More Boat Safety Equipment At Anaconda
We covered some of the basics in this article today, but there are many other supplies we can provide you with. Customers can find additional safety equipment and supplies for their boat in different marine categories at Anaconda. So, if you want to get familiar with the entire range, we urge you to check out the other marine categories that are available online. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for more information.