Ocean Voyager 2017

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Ocean Voyager

Bluewater Gear interview

Staying on the good side of the “risk threshold”

Emergency steering

For a vessel traveling any distance offshore, it should be understood that sometimes a simple failure can begin a chain of events leading to the total loss of the vessel.

Benefits of shore power transformers

Shoreside power transformers have been used aboard recreational, commercial and military vessels for decades.

Electrocution and electric shock drowning

Unlike conventional electric shock, wherein the victim’s heart is stopped or goes into ventricular fibrillation as a result of exposure to a sufficiently high level of electric current, electric shock drowning (ESD) simply paralyzes the voluntary muscle reflexes.

Communications alternatives

In the grand scheme of communications for and on your boat, there are many options.

Offshore Safety interview

Liesbet Collaert and Mark Kilty met in the San Francisco Bay Area in December 2004.

The cut-off low

Every sailor has experienced times when the weather forecast differs substantially from reality.

High-risk wounds

Pop, pop, pop … POP! The sound of four fingers separated from a hand while a sailor was snubbing a cruising sailboat to a stop on a pier in the Great Lakes.

Emergency signals

Generations of mariners have relied on emergency flares to signal for help and guide rescuers “the last mile” to their location.

Voyaging Skills interview

Growing up in Miami, Fla., Patrick spent countless summer days constructing wood and fiberglass power and sailboats for exploring the inland waterways of southwest Florida and eventually venturing out to the Florida Keys and Bahamas.

The email two-step

You’re anchored securely in a tropical lagoon you used to dream about … then the “real world” drags you back.

Sudden cardiac arrest at sea

Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and finding your spouse, partner or friend unconscious.

Boat insurance: an evaluation

One of the first things that most boat owners look for when they buy a new boat is insurance.

Fiddler's Green

A boat-themed boat

I’ll never forget stepping on board our boat for the first time.

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