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LPU 41/P Life Vests on Assault Amphibious Vehicles

by Anthony Florio on 08. Aug, 2017 in Press Releases

We are pleased to announce that SWITLIK has been awarded a large fixed price contract (SPE8EZ-17-0056) to produce and deliver 3,500 life preservers to DLA depots, to support the worldwide outfitting of USMC Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAVs). The LPU-41/P life preserver was previously selected by the Marine Corps Systems Command to provide waterborne Egress Capabilities in the event of a rapidly sinking AAV.

Sailing aboard the Hindu

by Switlik on 08. Aug, 2017 in Marine

Every sailor dreams of adventure on the water. Many even take it further by making their living using their sailing and hospitality skills. Devin Liang, a young adventurer and all-around-good-guy who isn’t afraid of hard work, is spending his summer as part of the crew  on the schooner Hindu.

How to Manage and Prepare for Adverse Weather While on the Water

by Switlik on 07. Aug, 2017 in Marine

From rapidly changing winds and increasing waves to severe thunderstorms and fog, there are more than enough weather threats to mariners.

In a recent blog post, Accuweather.com reports thunderstorms are one of the more common dangers to boaters because they can develop quickly.

According to both the Coast Guard and National Weather Service, boaters should never venture out if thunderstorms are a possibility. If out in the water and you notice approaching storms, return to land or shelter as soon as possible.

How Boaters Should Prepare for Hurricane Season

by Switlik on 03. Aug, 2017 in safety

The arrival of summer also means the arrival of hurricane season. The National Weather Service reminds boaters to always monitor the weather and be prepared for emergencies.

Along the East Coast, hurricane season runs from June through the end of November. Here in the Northeast, we don’t get hurricanes too often, but when we do, the hurricanes and tropical storms can move fast, unpredictably, and cause a tremendous amount of damage. That’s why the United States Coast Guard urges boaters to be prepared to act quickly.

Dinner is served -- waterside

by Switlik on 01. Aug, 2017 in Marine

Sharing good times on your boat with family and friends is likely one of the reasons you bought a boat. After all, gatherings on the water are always more enjoyable and memorable than those on land.

But entertaining on a boat does present certain challenges. There’s less room, a smaller kitchen area to work with (if there’s a kitchen at all), and you are more vulnerable to the weather. Here are a few tips to make sure your onboard party experiences smooth sailing.

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