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by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Emergencies
“Safety Moments, presented at CCA Stations and Posts”By Chuck Hawley, San Francisco Station, November 2023
by Mark Lenci, |
Subject: Fire/Flooding, Rendering Assistance
A fire at a marina in Maine destroyed one boat and damaged another. Loss or significant damage to several other boats was averted due to the unusually fast response of the local volunteer fire department. There are several important observations and…
by Dick York, |
Subject: Fire/Flooding
The biggest issue with mid-sized batteries is charging. Think the battery on an E-bike, or even an electric outboard. These batteries are known sinners. The New York City Fire Department counts over 200 E-bike lithium fires per year, primarily when…
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 John Franklin, |
Subject: Navigation and Piloting
In view of Stan’s apparent knowledge, I delegated the pilotage to him and, stupidly, didn’t keep an eye on the charts and the marks although I had read up on the passage. At that stage we did not have a chart plotter so we were relying on paper…
by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Fire/Flooding
Each group was also shown the effectiveness of the inexpensive ABC or BC dry chemical extinguishers, again using a short well-aimed blast at the fire. However, during one of my demonstrations, I accidentally grabbed the halon extinguisher that I had…