Boating today is safer then it has ever been. Boats rarely sink, but accidents and bad weather do happen. When they do, the ocean can be a very inhospitable environment. There is a wide variety of items that Goose Hummock Marine can help you with to be prepared. From life jackets and handheld flares to full EPIRB and life raft upgrades and inspections. It’s not only about safety, it’s about peace of mind.
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Personal floatation devises or PFDs come in a wide range of styles and sizes. There are basic over the head life vests for infants and toddlers and full size life vests for adults that can be stowed away on deck and PFDs which have more styles and accessories for more enjoyable boating experience. On the lines of the latter, the Goose Hummock Outdoor Center carries MTI and Stohlquist. Both brands have various styles and colors to choose from.
Handheld Safety Equipment
There is a wide variety of safety equipment that can prove invaluable aid when needed. We have a selection to choose from.
- Flare Guns & Refills
- Hand Held Flares
- First Aid Kits
- Manual Bilge Pumps
- Air Horns
- Tow Lines
EPIRB & Life Raft Upgrades
An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon or EPIRB is used to alert search and rescue services in the event of an emergency. It does this by transmitting a coded message on the 406 MHz distress frequency via satellite and earth stations to the nearest rescue co-ordination centre. A hydrostatic release unit allows a life raft or EPIRB to launch automatically if there isn’t time for crew to launch it manually.
Goose Hummock Marine can coordinate the scheduled inspection and upgrades for your EPIRB, Life Raft and Hydrostatic Release systems as well as assist in the installation of new systems.
So whether you’re looking for the best kid’s lifejacket for your baby, a comfortable PFD for yourself, or the best quality survival and emergency gear, the Goose Hummock Marine and Outdoor Center help keep you safe, and give you peace of mind.