Safety at Sea

"It is my belief that the concept "safety at sea" goes much, much deeper than only installing devices that will assist me in abandoning my boat. If buying all the latest and greatest safety gear increases one's confidence offshore, that's a good thing. But it's important to remember that every dollar spent on safety equipment is not going to decrease the odds of encountering gales, or experiencing any number of shipboard problems. Basically, if all I do before going to sea is buy safety gear, I haven't actually done anything to make my boat categorically more safe."

 (Submitted by Noel Sat Sep 18, 2004 )


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