- Published on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 00:04
- Written by Super User
Capt Mike Harrison
Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters
April 7, 2014
Continuing our look at Spring maintenance for your boat, let’s focus on safety concerns. I’m not certain whether or not the Coast Guard manuals agree on this, but in my opinion your fire extinguisher(s) should be the first item of business. Make sure they are current, are the correct class, are fully charged and stored in a location that makes sense. Mounting your extinguisher in the most likely place for a fire to occur might seem like a good idea, but only if you can get to it when you need it most. Mount yours in a location that is easily accessible. Next, let’s look at life jackets. PDAs – Personal Floatation Devices. Take the time now to pull them out, shake the dust off and inspect them. Are they the correct class for your boat? Do you have enough for every potential passenger? Are they stored where you can quickly get to them? You’d be surprised to know how many new boat owners are aware of the law; they have the required number and class of jackets, but choose to keep them neatly stored out of sight and in their original packaging. Please, unpack them and have them ready for use. You never know…
We’ll continue to look at safety next week, but I now want to make you aware of a new health study I heard about: “a National Institute of Health has just released the results of a $200 million research study completed under a grant to Johns Hopkins University... The new study has found that women who carry a little extra weight live longer than the men who mention it.”
Well, that’s what I read and I thought you should know.
Wishing you the best,
Capt. Mike Harrison
Capt Allen shows us a beautiful Striper this week. Sightfishing NC.
Get Busy Fishing Charter sent this one in. Nice work Jeff.