Now all you have to do  is make sure it is charged or has fresh batteries and is attached to your life preserver.The next  thing is make  sure you don’t put yourself in any situation that  requires it’s use.

The  US Coast  Guard did to it’s credit issue a warning to kayakers  around Christmas time. I think they were rightly concerned about  people  that  got kayaks for gifts. That perhaps they would venture out  without  realizing the water temps. That  special  suits  are required should one  end up  in the water. I think there are several types and are really necessary  for Winter kayaking. The marine search now for Hamilton Wood off Portsmouth  has been called off. Everyone  worked very hard on his behalf.