Here’s what you need to prevent and manage critical situations on a boat, because you can never be too safe. Small tricks that can become essential in emergency and unforeseen situations. Simple, ingenious, indispensable.
8 accessories for sailing emergencies
First aid bag / Tab D
Mandatory for pleasure boating beyond 12 miles, the watertight first aid bag is made in accordance with Ministerial Decree 1/10/2015 in force since 18/01/2016. The bag is the new alternative to the briefcase: easily stowed, transportable, convenient and economical.
A two-component, epoxy-based adhesive ideal for all types of fast, immediate and safe repairs on board. Its use is dedicated to repairs of sails and materials such as metals, wood, composites and plastics. It dries in about 20 minutes and holds 200 kg/cm2.
Plastimo / Plugs cones
The classic wooden plugs cones for use as emergency stoppers that should never be missing on board. These, produced by Plastimo, are made of wood and are available in kits covering various sizes.
Maus / Potassium extinguisher
Compact and safe and weighing only 480 grams, the MAUS Aerosol Fire Extinguisher provides extinguishing capabilities comparable to those of a traditional 2 kilogram fire extinguisher (9 – 10 seconds of use). RINA-certified (CSST 9203) and CE-certified as a recreational boat extinguisher, it is approved as emergency equipment.
Odeo Flare / Laser flares
The first hand-held signal fire using laser technology that avoids the risk of burns. Guaranteed to last 5 hours.
Raw Pro / Front lamp
Exposure Light’s RAW Pro is a headlamp specifically designed to combat the effects of the marine environment. Waterproof to 2 metres underwater, it features a strobe visible from miles away.
Intakes and valves can do some serious damage if they break while underway. If you need to carry out an emergency repair at sea, you can use the handy Seabung. This is a flexible rubber rod “Made in England” to be inserted into the pipes, which has an “umbrella” at its end that seals the socket and prevents water from entering.
CruzPro / Gas detector GD20
Economical gas detector complete with remote sensor capable of detecting fuel vapours: sends an alarm when the vapours exceed 25% of the concentration required for an explosion. The alarm continues to sound as long as the concentration level is dangerous.