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by Brian Guck, |
Subject: Preparation of Boat and Crew, Safety Gear, Personal
Before we head out on the water once again this is a good time to check on all things inflatable... and NOT inflatable.
Subject: Culture of Safety, Safety Gear, Personal, Overboard
The right life jacket for your conditions and a tether when conditions warrant it.
by Mark Lenci, |
Subject: Preparation of Boat and Crew, Communications
The CCA Offshore Communications Committee has prepared an in-depth overview of offshore communications methods and considerations, from VHF to Starlink. Those planning an offshore voyage should consider reviewing this document.
by Dave Dickerson, |
Subject: Preparation of Boat and Crew
If your boat is equipped with a Jefa rudder system, the design may be the type with a locking ring located above the top bearing to prevent the rudder from sliding out of the vessel. During 2022 and 2023, we discovered four boats equipped with a…
by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Preparation of Boat and Crew
The excitement of a new boat, even after you’ve toiled over it to prepare for its maiden voyage, should not be an excuse to neglect your safety preparation, nor forget your operational checklists...
by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Preparation of Boat and Crew, Damage and Repair
I idly looked aloft at the tricolor light, and it appeared to be showing its red light aft, which didn’t register as a problem, at least initially, until I looked aloft again and now saw the green light showing aft. It became obvious that the light…