Is your DSC (Digital Selective Calling) radio connected to the GPS? Take advantage of the full capabilities of your radio with the touch of a button in an emergency. The USCG now has the capability to see your position when you push the DISTRESS button on your radio.  You should also have a MMSI number so that the USCG can find vital information about you and your boat quickly in an emeregency.  Valuable time is lost establishing not just your position but make, model and description of the boat. Read more from the USCG here.

USCG Navigation Center

Dolphins in Pine Island Sound

Watch a video of dolphins in Pine Island Sound

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Is your boat leaking AC current through the water?

Read more on marina safety, safeguard your family and those around you by not swimming in a freshwater marina and updating the electrical system on your boat to include an ELCI (Equipment Leakage Circuit Interrupter).

For all your boating needs on the Ohio River visit: Somers Boat Works

Some of my favorite links:

Vagabond 47 I worked on this past summer
Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc.
Panbo the marine electronics guide.
Natural Health 365 - Stay healthy to sail!