Welcome to the LCSPS Year 2014, Part II ! We enjoyed a great summer of boating and fun parties. Congratulations to All Hands for our continuing safe boating record. What a great way to acknowledge the 100th Birthday of the United States Power Squadrons - demonstrating to the local area that we can have fun while being responsible boaters.
Batten down the hatches, Friends! Part II will be even busier than Part I! Your Executive Committee has been hard at work providing us with a challenging schedule of courses designed to improve our boating skills plus a full plan of seminars and parties. I encourage you to make these activities a part of your basic schedule. Participation in the monthly general membership Musters is highly encouraged. The food and fellowship is the best AND the programs are interesting. At our next meeting we will get a briefing on the game-changing $78B in economic development in SWLA. We will also get a look at a possible new youth WAVE program. Don't miss this meeting!
We have so much to offer in our Squadron. Our community outreach, our educational programs and fellowship are remarkable. To maintain our impact, we need new members folks just like you! We have a winner organization because we have great individual. Invite a friend to one of our events and then, when they see that the LCSPS has an important community function, ask them to join.
Finally, Friends, remember that the Anchorline is our unit activity Log. It is about us. For it to work, we need your input. Send us your photos, stories, experiences so that we can enjoy them with you.
Best regards to you and your family,
- Cdr. Joe
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So what is the Coast Pilot? Where do I find it and how do I use it?
The United States Coast Pilot® consists of a series of nautical books that cover a variety of information important to navigators of coastal and intracoastal waters and the Great Lakes. Issued in nine volumes, they contain supplemental information that is difficult to portray on a nautical chart.
Here are a few simple rules everyone should know and follow when refueling.
• Locate the fire extinguishers – rehearse emergency exit regularly.
• Close hatches and portholes BEFORE fueling.
• Turn OFF electrical equipment – anything that can cause a spark.
• Have all passengers leave the vessel and wait on the dock during refueling.
• Keep the fuel nozzle in contact with the tank opening to prevent static buildup/sparks
• Sniff the boat for fumes – especially the bilge – open hatches and air out the vessel.
• Run the Blower for at least four (4) minutes BEFORE starting engine(s).
• Bring crew and passengers aboard only after safely starting the engine(s).
P/C Dale Thibodeaux, AP