Accessories Found in a Boat
There are various boating accessories generally found in boats all over the world . These are used for steering the boat and riding, making safety precautions and docking and control of the boat.
These accessories include the following :
In many boat designs navigation lights are used to communicate a signal to the port or to send a light signal to another boat. These lights may also be used by fishermen in fishing boats to attract fish near the fishing nets. There are various designs of boat lights.
Boating crews use a rope to prevent the boat from swaying. The rope is normally attached to the anchor which acts as a stopper to the boat.
Paddles and oars.
All over the world boat crews use paddles and oars to steer a light boat. Traditionally oars were made from hardwood these were used to steer boats and canoes mostly in calm waters. Paddles need to strong enough to sustain the force of roaring a boat and incase the boat is being used for competition to sustain the continuous force necessary to steer the boat.
All boats all over the world are designed to carry life saving jackets that help a person to float should a boat accident happen as a result of bad weather in sea or lake. Life saver jackets enhance security of boat crew and passengers and increase the chances of survival in the event of an accident or boat failure. This is a standard in many countries and it is a requirement that all boats to have a lifesaving jackets equal to the number of crew and passengers a boat carries.
In many boat designs all over the world, docking tools are designed to stop the boat. A boat may require to stop at the shore to enable the boat crew members to rest after days work, a boat may also be riding in turbulent waters which may require the boat crew to stop or slow down its movement to avoid the boat being carried away to the shore.
The main docking tool for a boat is the anchor. These are designed in various shapes and weights depending on which kind of a boat it will be mounted. There are various types of anchors that majorly used in the world. These include light weight anchors, mushroom anchors, Bruce anchors, grapnel and navy anchors.