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by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Electronics, Navigation
It may be too soon to store your sextant, sight reduction tables, chronometer, and that funny starfinder...
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.
by Bill Ballard, |
Subject: Emergency Signalling, Search and Rescue, Communications, AIS
Both these incidents illustrate the fact that yacht safety equipment is useful only to the extent it can be accessed in difficult conditions, that it is in working order, and that the operator is thoroughly familiar with its operation.  They…
by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Culture of Safety
Frequent travelers, or those listening to a particularly good podcast, frequently skip the safety briefing because “they’ve heard it all before 1,000 times” and find no value in it. Similarly, when sailing, we become immune to repetitive messages…
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: Emergencies
“Safety Moments, presented at CCA Stations and Posts”By Chuck Hawley, San Francisco Station, November 2023