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Master Marine Surveyor Newsletter Archives
  Radio Manners
  Protecting Mother Earth
    Flares and Fire Extinguishers
  Spring Maintenance Checklist
    Rules of the Road
  "Heard Around the Boatyard"
  Booze and Boats
  Avoiding Tugs And Barges
  Safety Checklist
  Man Overboard Checklist
  Who or What Are Out There Lurking In The Night?
  Here Comes Spring
  Trim Tabs
  Why is the sea blue?
  Check Your Thru-Hulls Annually
  Winterizing Your Boat
  Marine Toilets -- What You Should Know
  Running Aground
  Heavy Weather Sailing
  Fire On Board
  Dock Lines For Your Boat
  Bridge Procedures
How Does A Sailboat Sail?
  Here Comes Spring
  The U.S. Coast Guard
  Farewell to the Fantome
  Heading South
  Fire On Board!
  Gas Vapor and (CO) Detectors
  Bilge Pumps
  Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  Women and Boating
  Life Rafts
  Gelcoat Blisters In Fiberglass Boats
  Who or What is out there in the night
  Understanding the Fine Print of your Insurance Policy
  Fire Extinguishers
  Engine-driven generators
  NOAA Weather Radio
  Fueling Safety
  Galvanic Corrosion
  Radio Manners
  Spring Maintenance Checklist

" Safety Is No Accident "

Most people think that Safety at Sea begins and ends with counting life preservers, checking lifelines and re-attaching the throwable buoy or Lifesling at the beginning of the season. But as the skipper of a vessel, your responsibility to the crew is to provide the safest possible environment at all times; both under way and at the dock .

The following pages contain several checklists, articles and quizzes that I hope you will find interesting and helpful. Spend adequate time together with your crew and these lists before the racing season gets started and make them part of your ongoing training.

REMEMBER: The worst time for your crew to learn correct man-overboard and rules of the road procedures is when someone has just fallen overboard or you're faced with a rapidly oncoming tanker. Practice emergency procedures seriously and often. It might save your life or the life of a crew member.

Good Luck and Happy Boating!

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