Some people have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in their homes, and it’s a very important safety item aboard a boat that has an inboard engine or generator, and/or a non-electric heating device (kerosene, propane or other gas, or a solid fuel heater). Carbon monoxide is deadly. Choose a marine CO detector/alarm; it is designed for the marine environment and it’s less prone to false alarms than home detectors used on a boat. Install the detectors (larger boats need more than one) according to the manufacturer’s directions. Do some research before buying and installing a CO detector/alarm.
Priscilla Travis spends more than 110 days each year on the water, takes photos, and writes about nautical topics.