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In case of a short circuit, blown fuses, or a battery or electric pump failure, always carry at least one manual bailing device aboard as a backup to electric bilge pumps. In the event of a large leak or a wave into the boat, the extra capacity could save the day. One of the best can easily be made by cutting out the bottom of a one gallon plastic jug.

On a sunny summer day along the coast of Kiska, Alaska - one of the westernmost islands in the Aleutians – three men working for U.S. Fish...

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Use this tool to plan your next boating trip. Get reports for the weather, tides and more! You can also create an electronic float plan and download a pre-departure checklist!

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