01 Dec Safety & Security Tips
Mitigate damage to your boat and others and assist with insuring that Port facilities and your vessel sustain the least amount of damage during the winter storms.
• Check and replace lines They don’t last forever, and this can be simple assurance that your vessel will remain secure.
• Are you using a heater aboard? This can be very dangerous. Consider purchasing some type of moisture absorber or dehumidifier instead. They collect water absorbed from the air and create airflow that achieves the same and maybe better results then a heater and/or light that is left on. They eliminate musty odors, reduce allergens that can trigger asthma and cause irritation to skin and eyes. Most are very energy efficient and may keep your maintenance costs down.
• Feeling some holiday spirit? Only marine grade electrical cords with locking rings in place at both ends are permitted. Temporary wiring such as Christmas lights can cause problems if they are not wired properly and specified for outdoor use.