Rendering Aid

Becoming a boater means becoming a member of the boating community. Rendering assistance to other boaters in need becomes the responsibility of everyone on the water. If you can safely respond to an accident or distress signal without endangering yourself, your passengers, or your vessel,…

Distress Signals

Visual Distress Signals (VDSs)A visual distress signal (VDS) is any device that can alert and help others to locate your boat in the event of an emergency. A VDS can’t be used unless there is an emergency and help is needed. Breaking the law can…

Boat Backfire Flame Arrestors

All boats with inboard engines should be equipped with a backfire flame arrestor. These should be approved by the USCG and either the Society of American Engineers or United Laboratories. This device is designed to stop the flames that could potentially result from an engine…