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December 2010

Dress in layers and wear exposure suits to help protect yourself from hypothermia.

Dress to protect

Layering on the right clothing is your best defense against hypothermia when boating in cold weather.

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Inspect your VHF marine radio antenna regularly.

Check your antenna

Regular inspection and testing are the keys to ensuring that your VHF antenna will work when you need it.

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Keep your marine head running smoothly.

Avoid head aches

Toilet troubles can really spoil a day on the water, but these pointers will help keep your marine sanitation system running smoothly.

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See life jackets and more at the USPS Ship's Store!

Reef (Square) knot

Use the reef knot only in low-stress, noncritical situations, as it will capsize easily. Used properly, it will bind something such as a reefed sail.

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