Seascout-Net Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: epirb mounting & other topics - Forwarded
Re: epirb mounting & other topics - Forwarded
Bruce Chr. Johnson
Mon Oct 19 06:34:13 1998
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 21:56:04 -0700
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, WEIRDDGW@aol.com
From: Eric Kozowski <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: epirb mounting & other topics
>If it is stowed in an open canister on the mast, what is to keep it
>deploying in a knockdown? The craft might right by itself and sail on
>its relieved crew unaware that the EPIRB was bobbing behind shouting
i recently read an account from a racing boat involving loosing an
epirb. the got a message from the uscg on their inmarsat c unit (text
messaging) asking if they were ok, as one of their epirbs had
triggered. seems the epirb was washed out of the cockpit bracket when
they took a large wave over the (open) transom.
>Boat/U.S. and other sailing organizations presently holds that the
>Stop" method to recover a man-over-board (MOB) is the only acceptable
>of recovery. I think that's just a little too absolutist again.
absolutely. there are multiple ways of a mob recovery. what may be
right in one situation may not work in another. you should have a
variety of tools/skills in your seamanship toolbox.
>Texas state law now requires boating training for youths who pilot
>14' and personal water craft (jet skis). The emphasis of the required
>training is shifting towards PWC's, a not-approved activity for
>agree that training in the use, operation and characteristics of these
>should be part of the curriculum. Anyone disagree?
i personally despise pwc's, so i'd rather not see them in the program.
however, you have a vaild point.
>One of the questions on the test for this training states roughly
>come to the aid of a distressed vessel if you are underway and have no
>problems yourself?" They say the correct answer is "no." That seems
>in the face of the Sea Promise. Any comments or explanations?
that's just flat out wrong. it goes against hundereds of years of sea
going tradition. just ask the uscg about the amver program.
Skipper, SSS601 "City of Roses"
Serving the youth of Portland, OR since 1929.
1998 Cascade Pacific Council Flagship