LCSPS Facebook!

Written by Cher Walker on Saturday, 28 June 2014 00:00.

You can find the LCSPS on Facebook!

Search for Lake Charles Sail & Power Squadron and "Like" our page. We have been posting a lot of pictures so please take a look and comment!

Just click on the link below to connect to our page and don't forget to bookmark us and spread the word!

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Coast Pilot

Written by Trisha Garber on Saturday, 28 June 2014 00:00.

So what is the Coast Pilot? Where do I find it and how do I use it? coast_pilot_5.jpg

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.


Refueling Tips!

Written by Dale Thibodeaux on Saturday, 28 June 2014 16:28.

Here are a few simple rules everyone should know and follow when refueling.

boat_fire.jpg• 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


Notice to Mariners

Written by Trisha Garber on Saturday, 28 June 2014 00:00.


Local and regional news and information that you need to know! Don't miss on for more information.

So what is the “Notice to Mariners” and why should I read it? That is a question that many local boaters ask. Updated charts and chart plotters are very useful tools but they don’t contain “local knowledge” or information on navigation in a specific area. This information is called the Notice to Mariners and is updated weekly by the United States Coast Guard.

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Web Excellence

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Co-Op Charting

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Vessel Safety Check

vsc_logo_sm.jpgThe Lake Charles Sail & Power Squadron conducts free Vessel Safety inspection as a service to our community.

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