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by James Phyfe, |
Subject: Heavy Weather
“From the CCA School of Hard Rocks
by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Culture of Safety, Good Practices Underway
“Safety Moments, presented at CCA Stations and Posts” By Chuck Hawley, San Francisco Station, May 2023
by Ernie Godshalk, |
Subject: Seamanship and Awareness
  Dangerous Bravado
by Brian Guck, |
Subject: Dinghy Management
It was low tide. I needed to navigate shallow water to get to my usual tie up spot. I did what I frequently do in this situation, turning around to lift the idling motor into the shallow water setting. The new motor we bought this year doesn’t raise…
by Ed Tarlov, |
Subject: Medical, Dinghy Management, Overboard
Beware the Dinghy
by Dennis Powers, |
Subject: Fire/Flooding
About 30 minutes later we were startled to see about 6 inches of water all along the low side from the galley forward along the settee berth and the floorboards were beginning to float. We removed them, turned on two electric pumps, and began…
by Michael Moradzadeh, |
Subject: Good Practices Underway
A short trip becomes a near disaster by ignoring engine alarms.
by Ernie Godshalk, |
Subject: Preparation of Boat and Crew
I took down the radio panel and, with a multimeter in hand, was able to determine that the stereo wasn’t getting its 12 volts. When I improvised a 12-volt supply, it came to life. Progress, but a mystery remained behind the dead 12-volt supply line…
by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Preparation of Boat and Crew
After sitting next to Stan for about an hour, I stood up to stretch and get some blood flowing in my legs. As I did, I heard the faint but unmistakable snap of a circuit breaker going from the On to the Off position, followed by the sound of an…
by Michael Keyworth, |
Subject: Culture of Safety, Emergency Signalling
As I was leaving the boat around 1630, having completed my chores for the day, I gathered my gear and prepared to get off onto the dock. I stepped out the shrink wrap door, I put my right foot on a boarding step, and my knee promptly gave way. My…
by John Jourdane, |
Subject: Damage and Repair
“From the CCA School of Hard Rocks
by John Robinson, |
Subject: Medical
A diabetic emergency managed.
by Ernie Godshalk, |
Subject: Navigation and Piloting, Seamanship and Awareness
“From the CCA School of Hard Rocks
by Ernie Godshalk, & by Douglas Adkins, |
Subject: Dinghy Management
.... As the sun descended towards the mountains on the distant mainland, we discussed our concern.  While we were hesitant to retrieve and reset the anchor, we agreed that we could wait no longer for her to return without commencing a search; she…
Subject: Preparation of Boat and Crew
Disuse creates dysfunction “From the CCA School of Hard Rocks
by Charles L Starke MD , |
Subject: Culture of Safety, Overboard
"Things can go from benign to potentially deadly in seconds, even to very experienced and competent sailors."
by David Tunick, |
Subject: Overboard, Rendering Assistance
A Different Kind of Man Overboard “From the CCA School of Hard Rocks ...lessons learned in pursuit of the Art of Seamanship” By David Tunick
by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Culture of Safety