NightSpotter Thermal Scope 240 is a thermal camera, very useful for onboard night vision when sailing. It provides very precise image based on thermal energy emission. It can be life-saver in very dangerous MOB situations during the night. The camera can also help you in situations such as sailing at night anchoring during the night in a cove that you do not know that well.
You can feel a little safer when sailing if you know that there is Sea Help, a network of operative bases which provide non-emergency services such as towing, spare parts delivery, engine failure assistance, etc. Sea Help is divided into four zones: Baltic Sea, Adriatic Sea, Balearic Islands and Southern Italy.
A sailing story with basic lessons about the life at sea and good seamanship. When anchored, a skipper is obliged to check out the anchor and make sure that his vessel is not moving. If leaving the yacht, skipper has to make sure that he is able to get back quickly in case of unexpected event, or he has to delegate a crew member to keep watch over the anchor. The key to the tender has to be placed in the engine when tender is in the sea. And last but not least, a good skipper would always observe the situation over the neighboring yachts.
MOB (man overboard) light by the English manufacturer Exposure Marine won the design award in the category of life-saving and safety equipment at this year’s Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam. This powerful torch activates when touched and thrown. Its main purpose is to be thrown to a person who fell overboard. It has a light range of 180 m and a strobe light that can reach up to 5 NM.
If you have a sailing license, but have never really sailed, or have not sailed for a long time, you might want to refresh your memory. To help you with that, there are a lot sailing refreshment programs, which usually last a week and will give you confidence to start sailing on your own again.
Seasickness is a real disaster which can ruin you well planned and long-awaited sailing holidays. The new product to fight it are seasickness glasses. Learn what an experienced skipper has to say about them.
When you get into trouble at sea, you can always turn to Sea Tow. Sea Tow is a well trained and organized marine service ready to assist you with problems such as engine failure, grounding, water intake, sinking,… Their services are available throughout the USA. In Europe Sea Tow is available in the Netherlands, Balearic Islands and Croatian Adriatic.
You should always protect your personal belongings from water when onboard, especially your mobile phones and other devices. OverBoard Company has a wide range of waterproof cases for devices such as mobile phones, tablet computers, cameras,… You can also try to improve your stability when onboard, but until you do that, find a waterproof case for your phone.
Stay Afloat, by Swedish Robship, is a must-have product on a sailing trip. It permanently stops water penetration and can be used with plastic, wood and/or metal materials. Stay Afloat is easy to use inside and outside the crack and can be applied over the water flow.
Sailing a yacht is usually a pleasant and relaxed experience. However, sometimes problems related to steering can occur. The inability to steer a yacht can be of mechanical and electronic nature. Some of those issues can be solved by people who are aboard the yacht, but some of them demand a call for help. Learn more about how to fix steering problems.