How is it team?
So you all should have the book Safety in Small Craft, I saw several of you with copies of this last week. I'm wondering now how many of you have opened this book and have read through parts from it? I'm really interested in the boat handling section as well as the section on all the equipment needed. Reading this book is one thing, but understanding the purpose and knowing the why we have all of this stuff is an important part of being a boatbuilder.
Vaughn is leading you off today.
Can you work with him and cover the following:
- Buoys and beacons
- Equipment and its use
- Rules of the road at sea
- Boat handling
Vaughn should be able to tell you all a few good stories of his past experiences on these topics.
Could you all compose a list of equipment necessary for a day trip in the dory we will be building next. I would then like you all to sketch how you could best stow this equipment aboard the vessel.
Remembering that all the equipment must be fit for purpose.
We will be setting off to sea to go fishing for the day in the upper harbour so we will need to know many of the Buoys and Beacons, also we probably will be encountering other vessels while at sea and it is our responsibility to know the Rules of the road at sea.
I will be looking forward to you all explaining to me in depth and detail some of the new things that you have learnt.