Quick, now: Can you and your crew deal with emergency procedures including sending a MAYDAY MESSAGE?
Here is an easy one to use and practice with from Marlor's EMERGENCY procedures section of the Boat Log & Record. Other parts of Section 7 include how to make VHF radio emergency calls and how to designate the channel you want to talk on, how to use the VHF for a Mayday Message, what to do to fight shipboard fires, and, what to do if the boat is holed or begins taking on water. A final section is the Man Overboard situation, so that the crew can be well rehearsed to handle any accident. This is important information that every skipper should have in mind before taking to the water.