As boatowners, boat/yacht insurance provides piece of mind. We all know Murphy is there waiting to wreak havoc on us boaters. To minimize the chance of a problem aboard your boat, planning and prevention is the key to having a pleasant experience with family and friends. Whether for an afternoon cruise or on a passage at sea for several days. In addition to having good maintenance and operating plans, and filing a float plan before departing on a passage, it is imperative to have a Ditch Bag ready to grab should you have to abandon ship. Whale strikes seem to be more common holing boats or breaking/bending rudder posts and prop shafts. The resulting odd shaped holes in the boat from striking underwater objects are often difficult to plug with traditional wood plugs. We recommend keeping several inexpensive wax toilet rings aboard to mold into the hole to temporarily get ahead of the leak.
Below, we share our list of what to include in a Ditch Bag, in addition to those items that you consider necessary:
This is a long list, so multiple ditch bags are likely necessary to manage size and weight.
Contact Novamar Insurance and we will gladly review your current insurance policy or if you do not have one, we will design a policy for you.
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