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This ICOM IC-M72 Handheld VHF Radio Is a Phenomenon – It Never Needs Charging

Found My First VHF Ok. So. Sometime before 2015; or at least three or four years before then, I was in Sarasota and found an Icom submersible VHF on the beach. I was walking the beach very early in the morning. There had been a vicious storm the night before ...
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Cruise Ship Tip: Ask Even if You Think It’s Impossible

When we first get to our cruise ship cabin, before we unpack, we always have a look around to see if everything is working. Sometimes if there's something significant, like the air conditioning or shower not working; it might warrant a cabin upgrade and a move. For the more minor ...
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Cruise Ship Packing Hack for Scuba Divers; Double-Duty Fast-Dry Shirts

Trying to reduce the amount of clothing you bring on a cruise is difficult, but necessary. I have finally discovered the perfect solution. Bring sleeveless, lightweight shirts that you can wear during the day for casual. Wash them in the sink with the shampoo body soap combination provided. They dry ...
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Cruise Ship Balcony Lovers Need This Easy Solution

We bring a wedge when we travel. It's great for propping doors open so you can get your luggage into a room or cabin. It's also a security device to secure your door in hotel rooms. The best use of all on a cruise is for the balcony door to ...
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Fire Emergency on a Sailboat – Prevention, Crew Actions, and Communication

Fire Emergency Prevention: Never charge any electronic devices without someone maintaining a valid watch. Never charge electronic devices while sleeping. Never walk away from a lit stove, range, or grill. Always turn off propane solenoid to extinguish flame. When using the exterior grill, turn off propane at valve to extinguish ...
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Man Overboard Protocol for Your Crew

Beyond lists of actions to take during a Man Overboard event; there are plenty of aspects to cover before you head out for a sail. Considerations from the handling characteristics of your vessel to protocol for crew to follow on board are worthy of examination and discussion. Prior planning is ...
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Best Ever Scuba Diving Trip Checklist

I'm loving putting all sorts of checklists in my cell phone notes section for quick reference. I think this list will get printed and taped to the cruise ship cabin mirror on upcoming cruise ship dive trips to make sure we don't leave anything important behind when departing the ship ...
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Best Books for 2023 Reading and Learning About Ocean Topics

Since our household interests have a wide range; there's always a stack of recently-acquired books waiting for our attention. Here's what's on our bedside tables; some pretty deep topics! Under Pressure Bill handed this to me yesterday for my Winter Break reading. Early stocking stuffer! There's a reason this gift ...
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24/7 Automatic Fire Protection: Fire Suppression Innovation for Boats

Fire Balls A very interesting substitute for outlawed Halon fire extinguishers is now on the market. They are dry powder "fire balls" that activate when they come in contact with a flame for several seconds. At that point, these automatically extinguish the fire. They can put out A, B, C, ...

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