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BASIC SKILLS /Sea Scout Ship 72

MARITIME SKILLS Taught and Practiced by SEA SCOUTS of Ship 72

LATE 1800 ….25 FT RACE POINT SURF RESCUE BOATS

  • Learn rowing commands, teamwork and appreciation of our maritime history.
  • Experience using 14 ft. and 16 ft. oars pre Coast Guard, motors and 911.

SAILING and BOATING SKILL

  • Prepare and follow FLOAT PLAN.
  • Rules of the Road and Safety Knowledge
  • Shipboard discipline, etiquette and maritime history.
  • USCG Vessel Safety Check – prepare and follow procedure.
  • Row dingy with another, plus gear, to mooring and tie to mooring pendent
  • leave and return using outboard
  • Mooring: leave and return all under sail
  • Mooring: leave and return using outboard
  • Basic knots and lines per SS manual.
  • Secure vessel at mooring for storm
  • Leave dock and return to dock using heave line, cleat, breast, spring lines and fenders
  • Tack using winches, genoa and main sail
  • Starting and operating outboard.
  • Reef the Main and sail on several size & types of boats
  • Set, weigh, and stow anchor
  • At Anchor: Practice BSA Safe Swimming Defense Plan
  • Sail at night: from and retuning to mooring
  • Prepare harness, tow line and tow and be towed
  • Free vessel when run aground
  • Man overboard drills
  • Hypothermia survival skills.
  • Basic coastal navigation using paper and electrical charts.
  • Marine radio communications, emergency day and night signals
  • Beach vessel and anchor

TRAILERING

  • Check registration and insurance.
  • Grease hubs and check lights
  • Verify tongue weight distribution and vehicle tow capacity.
  • Hook up and unhook trailer from vehicle
  • Secure boat properly on trailer using winch, safety chains and straps.
  • Drive or aid in directing trailer down ramp for launching
  • Launch vessel from trailer into water
  • Drive or aid vessel onto trailer and haul out

VESSEL MAINTENANCE - Wood & Fiberglass Construction

  • Lower, raise and tune mast rigging.
  • Bend on sails and derig.
  • Prepare hull for anti- foul paint
  • Prepare and coat wood from sun and water
  • Use resin and hardener to fiberglass/gelcoat
  • Winterize engines, battery storage & charging
  • Cover/Tarp vessels: drain plugs, frame, block, secure mast & boom and tie down

Former USCG 36500

PAST EVENTS

Ship 72 crews man the world-famous "36500" which accomplished one of the
USCG most dangerous rescues.

SHIP 72 HISTORY

Ship 72 crews
built their own 42' Ketch
at Orleans High School

WWII Navy Pelorus

INTERESTING THINGS

A WWII Pelorus
is used by Ship 72 crew members
to aid with their navigation skills.

A Little Sea Sickness

SHIP 72 TRIVIA

Ship 72 crews
using two 26' "pulling boats"
rowed 30 miles to Nantucket.

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