Prepare your boat for winter
With fewer occasions for us to use our boats it’s important that your boat is fully prepped for winter. Your boat must be protected against the harsh effects of winter from all angles including inside the boat, the engine, plumbing, electrical, exterior, generators and more..
Are inflatable boats safe on the ocean?
This is a question we often get asked as people are concerned about the safety of inflatable boats, largely because they can puncture on sharp items. Fortunately, the fact is that inflatable boats are just as safe as traditional boats, and in some cases they may even be safer!
Using an EPIRB alert – how do they work?
What do you use an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPRIB) for? To get a better understanding of how good contact information could save your life, let’s take a look at how the emergency rescue system works...
Things to consider when naming your boat
Seeing as you’re visiting our website, our guess is that there’s a good chance that you have, or are planning on buying, your own boat. If this is the case you may be struggling to decide on, or considering various different names for your new vessel. That’s why we have come up with this handy little guide on what you should consider when choosing your boats name.
History of lifejackets
Lifejackets have been saving lives for generations. A lifejacket, also known as a PFD (personal floatation device), life vest or buoyancy aid, is a very important piece of equipment. The purpose of a lifejacket is to aid the user in staying afloat in water, even if they are not conscious. They come in different sizes to accommodate children and adults as well as variances in body weight.
Marine safety with a personal touch!
This is just a quick overview about Adec Marine and what we can offer you.
Our aim is to make sure that you are not only keeping yourself safe but also your family and friends safe whilst at sea, especially if you were to end up “over board”.
Why and when do I need to service my lifejackets?
When you are out on the water you probably wouldn’t dream (we hope) of being without a life jacket, just in case the worst happens. However there is very little point in us having life jackets if they don’t work properly. A lot of people don’t really consider life-jacket maintenance but we cannot stress enough now important it is.
Outdoor Survival Equipment from Adec Marine
It’s important to always keep yourself safe whilst out exploring, whether that’s on the water or venturing on land. Here at Adec Marine, we have a complete range of outdoor survival equipment for all explorers, sailors, mountaineers, walkers, hikers!
Choosing the right VHF Radio
VHF (very high frequency) radios are commonly used in marine communications and are important marine communications tools. They have a number of uses including contacting harbours & marinas, ship-to-shore and ship-to-ship communication and most importantly summoning rescue services.
Distress Flares Explained
Distress flares are an essential piece of equipment for any boat and are needed to attract attention over long distances and to pinpoint exact location of the vessel in distress.
Medical pack requirements
Before you make any plans to go out on the seas, your boat must be prepared for any worst case scenarios. The seas around Britain can become rough and dangerous especially around this time of year.
Winter lifejacket and liferaft maintenance
Here Adec Marine provide top tips to ensure that your life jackets and life rafts are treated correctly over Winter for optimum levels of performance for many years to come.
Get your boat ‘Winter prepped’
Like it or not Winter is just around the corner and unless you’re planning on sailing off into the sunset and finding warmer climates for the next few months, it is vital to prepare your boat for harsher temperatures, weather conditions and potential ‘time out’ all of which can be especially tough on your boat.
Choosing an EPIRB
With an EPIRB or Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon you can ensure this wherever you are in the world as a means of notifying Search and Rescue forces of where you are if you happen to be in any distress or require help and assistance.
The Importance of Life Rafts
Alongside every boat there should be a life raft suitable for the capacity of the vessel. As well as lifejackets it is vitally important that life rafts are aboard each vessel before takeoff.
Coastal towns to drop your anchor in the UK
When the weather is as hot as it has been there is nothing more exciting and simpler in life than getting out on the water and taking a leisurely course to a stunning UK seaside or harbour to enjoy the sunshine and sizzling temperatures.
It is a known fact that in the commercial fishing industry there are extremely high risks involved. When you are a fisherman you are more than 100 times likelier to suffer a fatal accident than the rest of the workforce.
The Legal Requirements Regarding Life Rafts
If you asked people to name the most notable historical events in the 20th Century then you can be certain that most of them would mention the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Famously hailed as “unsinkable” by its creators, it clashed with an iceberg causing the deaths of more than 1500 people. This event sent shock across the world and since then there have been several rules developed to prevent such a disaster occurring again.