SAFETY

Boating paves the way for a lot of water fun such as swimming, fishing and a huge range of on-water activities. Unfortunately, all of these activities entail prolonged exposure to the sun. Aside from the sun’s harmful rays, extra sunlight reflecting off the water is...

A personal floatation device (PFD) is a must-have for boaters. It can spell the difference between life or death in an emergency situation. An important thing to note about life jackets is that it’s not a ‘one size fits all’ item. For it to be...

With seasickness already a factor to contend with, giving your crew and everyone else on board food poisoning out at sea would be a truly abhorrent fate. Similarly, if you are sailing a charter for days or weeks, provisioning the boat so you have enough...

I have prided myself in having fished offshore on every continent. I have been on countless boats, been seasick only a handful of times, pulled in 600lb Marlins, and had days where I've not even seen a sign of life on the horizon, let alone...

When fitting out your boat, always get a professional electrician to wire it. When I started this obsession with staying out overnight, all my wiring had previously been done by me over many years, resulting in masses of wires, switches, cables and the like. As...

Six years ago, I landed a job out west working two weeks on with two weeks off. It was great while it lasted, because it gave me two weeks off every month for a few years, to do whatever I wanted, which always included a...

There are a wide range of boating accessories can make your experience on the water much more pleasant and productive. Whether you’re exploring estuaries, lakes, rivers or heading offshore, these boating tweaks and modifications enhance convenience or provide practical solutions. Here is a handful of accessories that...

Anyone hopping in and out of the water along Australia's coast and rivers will know the importance of protecting their feet. With a multitude of critters that can give a nasty bite or sting and jagged rocks that can jerk a tear from even the...

If you have a kayak and want to go fishing, the next thing you need is a personal floatation device. State laws vary somewhat but one thing is for sure, you need to be wearing a basic floatation device wherever you are fishing on your...

When you ask many they will think a personal floatation device is all that is required for safety when out on the water with a kayak. Granted, many of us fish in pretty safe waters. We are looking to get into the places we can’t...