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How to respond to person overboard

by Switlik on 27. Oct, 2017 in Marine

Most of us don’t want to consider the unthinkable while out sailing or cruising on the open waters, but accidents do happen and being prepared for emergencies, such as a person overboard, is essential to mariner safety.

According to the U.S. Sailing organization, “man overboard” is the third most nautical hail after “Land Ho!” and “Thar She Blows,” but it is clearly the most life-threatening.

5 great Fall fishing destinations

by Danielle Connelly on 23. Oct, 2017 in Marine

The summer tourists may be long gone, but the fish are still jumping in many popular Northeast destination. Fall is typically when you can enjoy some of the region’s most exciting fishing of the year.

Heading to the Yachting Capital of the World?

by Danielle Connelly on 19. Oct, 2017 in Events

Just two weeks away, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is reputed to be the largest consumer boat show in the world. With over 1,00 boats and 1,200 vendors across 7 locations, there’s a lot to be seen in just 5 short days.

SWITLIK Survival Products has been a product exhibitor for years at FLIBS. Our FLIBS-seasoned team is looking forward to another great show and has some tips for you to have an exciting and successful boat show as well as enjoying your time in Fort Lauderdale!

Essential safety tips for chopper pilots

by Switlik on 17. Oct, 2017 in Aviation

Safety is the number one objective of the International Helicopter Safety Team. The organization’s mission is to educate and inform pilots and their passengers on how to stay safe while in flight, with the goal of reducing the number of accidents reported.

Servicing your life raft

by Danielle Connelly on 11. Oct, 2017 in Life Rafts

 

At the end of the day, no matter what brand you bought, there are two essential functions of the life raft: it must inflate and it must hold air. The only way to test those two functions is through regular inspection.  

If you are not required to carry a life raft on your boat, the U.S. Coast Guard does not require you to have it serviced. However, as a manufacturer, we recommend you get your raft serviced regularly. By inspecting your raft based on your manufactures’ service intervals, you will increase the life expectancy of your investment.

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