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Each episode is filled with information you can act on immediately and there's plenty of encouragement, too. You CAN do this!

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Jul 31, 2018

With the myriad of so-called safety gear being promoted by manufacturer and sailing magazine, how do you choose what you actually need without sinking your cruising budget?  Lin Pardey, who after more than 200,000 miles of voyaging is still heading off across oceans and evaluating offshore gear, shares her thoughts on how to evaluate potential safety gear.

Links (Amazon):

Mustang Inflatable PFD with Harness -- hydrostatic so doesn't inflate in rain or spray

Capable Cruiser

Voyager's Handbook

Pardey Offshore Sailing Video Series

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Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig