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    How to Remove Old Bottom Paint the EASY WAY? Heat gun? Sanding? Sandblasting? Patrick Childress #40
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    How to Remove Old Bottom Paint the EASY WAY? Heat gun? Sanding? Sandblasting? Patrick Childress #40

    October 19, 2019

    today we reconnect the head stay strip
    all bottom paint and what power tools we use well as you can see Patrick’s been doing
    a ton of work to the bottom of the boat more than we ever expected to do but
    it’s all for good reasons so um because we’re getting ready to
    cross the Atlantic Ocean and go to Uruguay and not sure I want to go much
    more south than that because it sounds awful cold I mean I have my requirements
    I offered her a water bottle she’s very sensitive to the cold that wasn’t very well received and
    he says how about we just cuddle underneath the blankets all the time
    every day anyway Rebecca is actually been researching a lot of heating system
    propane diesel you name it so we’ll see what we eventually can wind up with but
    in the meantime I’ve been getting all the paint off the bottom of this boat in
    preparation for new bottom paint so let’s get started I’ll show you what
    we’ve been doing normally if we are going to be hauled out for a week or two
    and I had to disconnect the head and inner forstay to fit on the travel
    lift I would just let them hang off to the side and rely on the spinnaker
    halyard and the running pole topping lift to help hold the mast in place but since
    we’re going to be here for months and months we really don’t know how long I
    want it to put the headstay back in place by putting the head stay back into
    its chain plate and going to the back Stay turnbuckle first I pull the two
    cotter pins and then unscrew the barrel of the turnbuckle just as far as it will
    go without losing the back stay I want to keep some threads inside of that
    barrel but that’ll make it as loose as possible so the mast will go forward
    bend forward fairly easily so I have the spinnaker halyard fastened at the front
    of the boat and cranked down tight and the running pole topping lift is also very
    tight against its bridle which is fastened to the bases of two lifeline
    stanchions all of this to help pull the mast forward just as much as possible so
    that we can set the clevis pin back into the chainplate and then I have a block
    and tackle setup here to the Anchor keeper pulling everything
    forward and down to get that sag out of the head stay and now I have
    it almost aligned it’s got to come down on the block and tackle just a little
    more another half inch first I ease the tension off of the jib halyard then
    tightened down a little bit more on the block and tackle and that gave me just
    the alignment I needed to slip the clevis pin in place and put the cotter
    pin back in its hold to hold everything securely while we’re hauled out and for
    the next several months the staysail will just hang off to the side out of
    the way till we get back into the water there are a lot of projects to be
    completed on this boat over the next several months but the two most major
    projects is to prepare the bottom for the application of Coppercoat, a very
    special antifouling product but that means I need to remove all the old
    antifouling and completely prepare the hull very especially for that
    application and at the same time I’ll be digging into all of these resin blisters
    above and below the waterline and treating those and making everything
    nice solid and secure for future travels across the Atlantic and and we’ll see
    how far south we get but the first major problem is to get rid of all that
    antifouling paint I really wanted to have the boat sandblasted quick and easy
    but sandblasting operations here had made such a tremendous mess of all the
    surrounding boats that they don’t allow sandblasting of boats anymore so I had
    visions of hand scraping with large two-handed scrapers like Brian Rolfe did
    on his 27 foot boat Tarka the adventurers of Tarka a very fun youtube
    channel although those scrapers are available anywhere in the US and just
    about anywhere throughout the Caribbean the largest scraper I could find in
    South Africa was this triangular scraper it just would not do so we had to check
    into other alternatives other methods we tried this
    but this paint is just far too soft it would just plug up 36 grit sandpaper
    instantly and so sanding was not an option to remove the bottom paint so we
    went out and bought two electric paint strippers warning warning using a heat
    gun to remove the bottom paint is Questionable and you should do research
    yourself if this is the best method to remove antifouling paint from your
    sailboat damage to underlying gel coat is a major concern especially with the
    heatgun in the wrong hands due to the area being overheated the substrate
    below may also be affected there are also carcinogenic fumes that are created
    when bottom paint is heated so removing it on a windy day is best
    removal with the lowest possible heat setting is preferable
    these are heaters high temperature heaters that will melt the paint and you
    follow right behind with scrapers and just scrape the adult and paint off of
    the boat a very time-consuming but it was a good thorough method to get most
    of it off this would take at least two weeks of continuous work for two and
    sometimes three men operating the powerful tools so it starts out slow but
    with a little practice each person gets their own routine their own method their
    own way of doing it and they just keep at it all day and on this one all those white spots in
    the off-white spot those are digs there it’s gone a little too deep but it’s
    unavoidable no matter how much practice you have so once all four or five layers
    antifouling paint is off we’ll go back and sand this we won’t have to smoothen
    out all of those digs that is not into gel coat this boat doesn’t have gel coat
    that’s an epoxy layer but these guns are so hot it’s possible to melt your way
    right through the whole boat if you’re not careful so after all the antifouling
    paint all the different layers that was removed from the bottom of this boat I
    took a closer look at the remaining red layer of paint what bits of it there was
    and I could see that there was repairs and patches to the boat this fairing
    compound had been placed over that red and as an experiment I took a rag of
    acetone and wiped the red paint and much to my surprise it came off in the rag
    that is not a good sign if this was any kind of a substantial barrier coat it
    shouldn’t be coming off with acetone so this is a major complication I’m going
    to be putting all kinds of epoxy fillers and epoxy barrier coat back over this
    entire hull so I need a good substrate like this white area that I really
    cleaned up and this means we have to go back and grind everything and get all of
    the red off and down to just the white Epoxy barrier coat
    Sip was just an amazing man he could run that 7 inch grinder overhead all day
    and hardly ever take a break and at the end of the day he still wouldn’t be
    tired so Sip and I both got in here with that 7 inch grinder and spent two days
    just grinding away with 36 grit paper to remove the rest of that red paint and
    then we’d go over the whole thing with a random orbit sander and 40 grit paper
    and that would smoothen everything out get it down to a nice white consistency
    and I think then ready for any other touch-ups in the way of filling up the
    ding and gouges which there weren’t many by
    the time we finished sanded with the 40 grit paper why they’re such a massive
    epoxy barrier coat on this hull is that about 18 years ago the entire hull from
    the waterline down was peeled and re- Fuberglassed that was a process to take care
    of some of the hull blisters at that time but obviously some of them have
    reappeared and that’s what I’m dealing with on this haul out these are most of
    the power tools that we have used while doing the bottom work on this boat all
    the sanding and it’s smoothing out of things but it all starts with this
    transformer the change is 110 to 240 in these four countries it can be anywhere
    in the range of 220 to 240 volts or from 240 to 110 any international boat really
    has to sail with this tool if you bring American tools with you or if you’re a
    foreigner like an Australian going to America and you intend to do any work so
    if your home bought tools don’t match the local AC current this will
    straighten it out for you so anytime we go into a new region with AC 240 current
    I have to change plugs this is a plug from Southeast Asia now
    we’re in South Africa so I changed the plug over so I can plug into their
    outlet here there’s a switch on the back I can go from 240 to 110 and I can plug
    in my american-made power tools here on this side I take over 220 volts aside so
    that I and anybody else who helps will not be plugging the power tool my 110
    power tool into the 220 by mistake and it just makes it run twice as fast and
    you can’t slow the darn thing down it hasn’t burned it out but we have only
    made that mistake for very short periods of time if you plug anything electronic
    like a battery charger a 110 battery charger into the 240 side ZAPPO.. you’ll
    hear it pop and that Chargers will be no good anymore blows out the circuit
    right away move over to the porter-cable the seven-inch disc size porter-cable i
    bought this back in when was that 1987 and did a lot of grinding on houses prep
    rate prepping them for painting and it’s still good
    several years ago about five years ago when were hauled out in kudat on the
    very north end of the island of Borneo a bearing gave out inside here and I
    thought the machine was dead but Rebecca went down to a local tiny little
    hardware store they had the bearing that goes inside and the same day I had it
    functioning again so a lot of these tools you think they’re dead because the
    berries burn out or the brushes burn out you might smell them burning electrical
    fire and they stopped working simple replacement of the parts get them
    going again I like this tool it normally comes with
    a handle I don’t know what happened to it we never really used that side handle
    anyway we just hang on to it like this but there’s a backing plate here paper sometimes it isn’t stiff enough I’ll put
    on two pieces of sandpaper and really make it stiff for the type of grinding
    that I want to do normally you only use the outer 1/3 of the disc you don’t hold
    this flat against the surface just the outer 1/3 and you don’t really want to
    use just the outer tip either it’s a waste of paper then there are times when
    I really need a flexible piece of paper on here to get into grooves and I’ll
    just put the paper without this backing plate onto this little backing rubber
    pad here and that way this disc can really fold into places and get a nice
    curved surface where we need it very versatile in Porter cable made in America
    out of other countries they’ve never heard of that brand this is something I
    bought in 1987 also a rant porter-cable random orbit sander it’s done a tremendous
    amount of work over the past 12 years on the bottom of this boat and these Velcro discs that go on the front here… this is a six inch disc so it’s very very efficient in just
    the other week after all these decades of use like I say 1987 I bought this
    thing the bearing went out inside here and then there again I thought being
    american-made here we are halfway around the world the local repair shop had the
    bearing to fix it with a lot of these parts internal parts are universal so as
    soon as I drop this off at the shop to be fixed I went out and bought this one
    because we had to keep working yeah this is the bosch 6-inch random orbit sander
    it is 220 volt and the guys who have been working on this boat they seem to
    like this one better than the porter-cable it’s a little faster a
    little more aggressive in the way it sands and it also has a dust collection
    on the back but we never use that of course we don’t have a good vacuum to
    set it up but that possibility is there where the Porter Cable doesn’t have a
    dust collection system all these tools we carry on the boat it all stuffed away
    somewhere this palm sander is great for getting into tight places it’s good for
    paint prep especially on wood work this is a gen tools I never heard of gen
    tools I bought it used up in Kudat when we were hauled out and I’m very
    surprised I mean the price of of it it certainly cheap on it and I’m surprised
    it’s still working after all this time this angle grinder is almost as old as
    the other two discs Sanders and I started out using this with a masonry disc
    just to kind of dig into some of these bubbles and and blisters but being such
    a stiff disc it’s hard for me to get a nice contour I would have to go back and
    sand it with a random orbit sander or something else to help smooth and out
    and round out the contour… a smoother less aggressive disc would certainly do
    a better job when we decided that we had to heat strip the four or five layers of
    antifouling off of this boat I just went out and bought the cheapest heat
    guns because it was going to be a one job use it seemed like all the heat
    settings amongst the brands were really the same so I just went with price and
    it lasted through the job I have no more use for them now they’ve paid for
    themselves I feel this is 220 of course since I bought it locally here in South
    Africa uses their two prong South African plugs which is strange because
    you can’t plug this in to a wall outlet you have to use this kind of a plug so
    it takes an adaptor plug this into here and now I can plug it into the extension
    cord or a wall outlet my 110 deWalt boy this is an oldie too but I used this for
    putting in a wire wheel for cleaning up bronze fittings through holes also the
    prop strut in the English steel rudder shaft but it’s also good for using these
    little links the drum Sanders put these in here and I can get a nice contour in
    different areas then there’s different sizes I got these actually had a shop
    that sells a dremel tools the good variety of tools is what you
    need for doing this kind of work like I say these tools go with this everywhere
    and they’ve all more than paid for themselves . So Sip, who’s the best person
    you ever worked with? Who me? yeah. Well you! me? yeah! No…. why is that? because
    your good boss , good pay! yeah? yeah! I might have to give you a raise next year!! Oh that would be good…Id thank you for that! That would be good! of course we just reversed that . Yeah you the good boss! WELL, if you ever come to Richards Bay you need a good help, come talk to Sip!
    that’sit…yeah don’t forget miss miss Rebecca inside here! next time we find
    that for decades there has been something quite missing from our keel
    and we’ll see what other projects we have made major advances on also up in
    the video description there is a link to a tip jar if you don’t mind helping out
    thank you very much and we’ll see you next time

    Cruising dinghy sailing Fraser Island  4 sailboat Moonlight.
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    Cruising dinghy sailing Fraser Island 4 sailboat Moonlight.

    October 19, 2019

    Day 4 of my journey sailing moonlight up the great sandy strait beside fraser island from
    Inskip point up to harvey bay it’s a journey of about 40 nautical miles in
    total and today we’re going to cover the final 15 nautical miles from the ranger
    station and an Ungowa to Urangan the Certodus was built as a dredge at
    paisley in Scotland about 1898 she measured a hundred and forty-five feet
    long had a 30-foot beam and weighed in at four hundred and six tons>During the
    1940s the Ceratodus carried 98% pure white silica sand from Yankee Jack Creek
    on Fraser Island to the mainland now she’s one of several rusting hulks that
    are beached on the west coast of Fraser Island over the years not far up the
    coast from Yankee jet Creek we come across a derelict jetty which is left
    over from the days when the locals on Fraser Island residents used to travel from this
    point back across to the mainland In the background you can see a nice little
    camping ground there’s also a boat shed there and some buildings that were built
    for the forestry activity which ceased in about 1991 nowadays it’s been taken
    over by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. No wind today for the final leg
    of the journey so it’s all done by motor You get tired of the
    motor clattering away in the background so I lashed the helm and I can stand
    up beside the mast to steer the boat increasing the waterline on that
    site by heeling the boat over, it decreases the resistance and therefore
    the boat steers away from the side that you’re leaning towards Fraser Island was named after Captain
    James Fraser he perished on the island in 1836 he shipped the Stirling Castle
    Wren aground on the 25th of May 18 36 on the Swain reef near Rockhampton he and
    his wife Eliza along with the remaining crew set out south heading towards
    Moreton Bay now called Brisbane in two lifeboats. Eliza was heavily pregnant and
    gave birth to a child while underway the baby unfortunately did not survive and one
    of the lifeboats was abandoned on the way and the remaining boat eventually
    landed a K’gari now known as Fraser island after camping
    for a few days they were taken into the camps of the local butcher people fraser
    died while in captivity but his crew and later his wife was rescued in march of
    1837 K’gari or Fraser island is a
    heritage-listed sand island separated from the Australian mainland by the
    great sandy Strait the island is made up of 98% white quartz sand that has been
    shaped over millennia by the wind and sea into nearly 200 miles of beaches in
    1600 square miles of forest and germs the dunes rise 800 feet above the sea
    level. It is thought that the population of K’gari
    reached up to 2,000 people during the times of Plenty Captain Cook
    first spotted the Butchlla people in 1770 as he sailed past they were standing on
    a high point on the East Coast the and named Indian head. A brash redheaded,
    an American timber getter, going by the name of Yankee Jack Pigott began
    harvesting carry pine on the island in 1864 the first Bullock’s hauled the
    timber to the western shore where it was rafted across the break sandy straight
    into the Mary River to be processed in a steam driven sawmill at Maryborough in
    1905 the steam tramway was built across the island from the southeast to the
    northwest to avoid the elevator sections sparks from the steam engines are
    thought to have started many bush fires so we’re coming to the end of our
    journey now having transitive across the great sandy Strait and are entering the
    Susan River near your engine locking operations on the K’gara he came to a
    halt in the early 1990’s so we now have this rich heritage The Butchulla people
    spread the message of care and respect for the land visitors to the island are
    greeted with a sign carrying a welcome written by uncle Malcolm Burns good day
    welcome Butchulla people ,traditional owners of K’gari welcome you to country
    may all your good spirits be around you throughout the day wherever you go leave
    only footprints we’ve arrived back in the mouth of the Susan River near your
    engine we’re just taking a bit of a look around the bay before we take the boat
    out of the water this is the place where the ferries depart for kingfisher bay those words leave behind only footprints
    are echoing in my mind we have left behind a few footprints we’ve also left
    behind some ripples the other thing that we’ve taken away from the island are
    some incredible memories

    Barcombs Marina – Boating on the Adirondack Coast
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    Barcombs Marina – Boating on the Adirondack Coast

    October 19, 2019

    I’m Kristy Kennedy, Director of Tourism
    for the Adirondack Coast and right now we’re at Barcombs Marina in Rouses Point, New
    York. This is a fantastic location because not only is it close to our
    neighbors to the north, but also if you can see the bridge behind me, that leads
    you right to Vermont, our neighbors with the Green Mountains. A fun place to come,
    they do boat rentals so if you don’t have a boat and you want to get out on
    the lake, you could come here, rent a boat for the day. They also do diving
    expeditions. So whether you have a powerboat or a sailboat, Barcombs can
    accommodate you.

    Boating Reviews – Skipper’s Review is free for life for new users!!
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    Boating Reviews – Skipper’s Review is free for life for new users!!

    October 19, 2019

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    How to Sail – 2H Pontoon Launch – Part 4 of 4: Recovery common mistakes & key learning points
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    How to Sail – 2H Pontoon Launch – Part 4 of 4: Recovery common mistakes & key learning points

    October 19, 2019

    Common mistakes are Sailing in too fast which may result in damage
    or injury. You must control your approach speed. Stepping on the side tanks to step ashore
    (you may end up in the water). Unsuitable securing knot, the boat may untie
    itself. Coming ashore on the wrong side is difficult
    and can be dangerous. Key learning points for recovery Judge where the wind is blowing from as this
    affects the direction that you should approach the pontoon. Approach the pontoon from a downwind direction. Approach from a close reach and control your
    speed by making the sails flap. Go round again if you are not correctly positioned
    or going too fast. Secure the boat to the pontoon with a suitable
    non slip knot. You can also come in under the jib alone.

    I just bought a CHEAP catamaran SAILBOAT and prepare to move it up the ICW with NO EXPERIENCE-PART 1
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    I just bought a CHEAP catamaran SAILBOAT and prepare to move it up the ICW with NO EXPERIENCE-PART 1

    October 19, 2019

    hey guys we had to take a quick break
    from the houseboat because I bought a catamaran so shortly after I bought the
    houseboat I realized the adventure was limited on it I can only take it but so far
    just gonna leave it on a lake I really wanted something that would take me to
    Florida for the winter so I started looking and I really like catamarans
    and after doing some research and checking out prices I realized how
    expensive they are so finally I came across in 1976 Iroquois mark 2 it is 30
    feet long and it’s gutted and it’s in my price range two days later we drove down
    in North Carolina and I purchased this catamaran and the guy we bought it from
    it was super cool he gave me 30 days to leave it there until I can arrange to
    come pick it up fast forward two months and he texted me he was like hey you
    should probably come and get this boat now so off we go to North Carolina to
    motor this boat all the way up to the James River and then ride bicycles back
    unfortunately we chose the hottest week of the year to do this so we’re gonna
    just power through it and make it happen what’s up guys we finally made it to
    Kittyhawk we got in really late so we dropped some of the stuff off here at
    the boat and then we slept at a campground went to bed at probably five
    in the morning and now it’s it’s around 11 a.m. but the boats floating it looks
    good James is here he’s been getting some
    stuff out for us so we’re gonna attach some cleats and then guess we’ll figure
    out how this thing works James is gonna show us how to drive the boat because I’ve
    never driven a boat before and then we’re off to the James River
    this is James hey guys feel a little tired right now a little sweaty I’m
    gonna get this thing going yes so how long have you had the boat I got it on
    my 40th birthday nice and March so a little over a year yes yep then you want
    something bigger and better now yeah time to let you take my dream and me to
    upgrade mmmm wasp there are more wasps hello it’s spinning but yea it’s pulling the wood up I was told that this is your emergency
    leak kit you take a little bit of a wax toilet ring and throw it on right now
    the boat doesn’t have any leaks so you should be good but this is a case of
    emergency only probably works better on a cooler day instead of a hot day where it’s just gonna melt first thing you want to do to start it take this bulb right here and you just squeeze it until you feel pressure and I feel pressure and that moves your fuel
    down into the line after that it’ll siphen automatically okay alright you have your choke here pull your choke in alright this is your cutoff switch right here if you have it like this they’ll kill it
    won’t start your oil is right here pop it out and check the level push it back in oh man all right so now your cowl’s back on
    you’re running you got fuel this stick i added to it just to give it a bit more height all right okay right now you’re in neutral okay “r” is reverse so this works great for like steering but you got to kind of
    come down here to get it out okay then you’re neutral again neutral is lined up here
    uh-huh reverse is the other way all right crazy we’re gonna cast off alright you’ll hear it click and go into neutral and you know it won’t really turn at all easy slow and easy yeah is that as much as it turns? yea it takes a little bit to turn it Oh no am i getting close? a little bit yeah Oh we’re okay maybe I’ll take it a little wide there okay I’d
    start it kinda like right now okay I’d straighten out a little bit at least i have a mast to kinda point where i’m going yea Leaving the canal and entering the albermarle sound the largest lagoon on the east coast oh really you’re fine let’s talk about juice that’s the stuff i like we are giving it some juice We’re moving along alright now yea i like it what does that mean? how fast does it burn
    through gas you got a ton of gas? yeah we’ll just get back and we’ll try it again okay we’re still good alright tell me if we’re gonna clear that piling do you want to be to the right of the green or the left? oh yeah you’re good you’re good less now you’re going straight for it you’re headed directly at it do you see the other piling? yeah it’s to the left up there uh oh there should be a nut somewhere around here it fell off see how i’m reversing now uh huh that’s a good idea kinda like drifting in see that stream shooting out the back? yea that’s important that’s your engine coolant ah ok we loaded everything onto the
    boat and got ready to take off but then noticed a pretty big storm coming in just installing a skylight beautiful wait it out you don’t like this storm? no i don’t like it either it doesn’t sound good it doesn’t sound good you wanna go for a boat ride? no get me outta here what’s the weather like tomorrow? hopefully good have you looked? no i haven’t. Trevor. if you want i could get you into the office at the campground i got some cots so. oh ok. a little air conditioning. something better. sick. shower. that would be awesome ok that might be.. i don’t want my first boat ride to be with any of that let’s check the weather for tomorrow what’s the weather for Kill Devil Hills
    tomorrow? tomorrow’s forecast for Kill Devil Hills is 90 degrees and mostly
    sunny it’s good three miles an hour from the southwest. that’s actually pushing you the right way. I’ll take it yeah how’s it feel Jess? much better than that over there that looks scary oh my gosh you guys that lighting is close nothing to see here just playing with gasoline in a lightning storm wanna rig that up? yea oh my
    gosh you guys that lightning strike was like really really close I think the hair on my neck is standing up. I don’t love that what’s going on? it’s gonna be too tight. Oh to be
    able to spin? the whole thing okay yeah I can just try and do it right here turn the whole thing. oh ok yea. you can give that a go that’s that’s what we’ll do. this is redneck
    right here I can’t believe you’re recording this hey it’s all part of the
    adventure right? time to go in Can we go inside? I really think we should It shouldn’t last long we’re gonna be alright we’re getting a lot of leaking water
    dripping right here we plugged the hole up with plastic bags and same over there there’s a lot of a lot of water leaking in I mean
    there is water leaking back here the I mean there is water leaking back here same same kind of hole over here that hole is not plugged and I think that’s nope there’s water leaking.. okay there’s
    water leaking out of the roof and then there’s water leaking from the front
    hatch you know what I say when I see a double rainbow all the way across the
    sky I say would you look at this just look at it there’s squares I forgot why that
    was so funny but we were really tired so we got some wood to make a new hatch for
    the front of the boat the window didn’t work out so well because it’s made of
    glass and so while we were making it James proposed that we take the boat out
    for the sunset and I agreed without hesitation but as we’re taking it out we
    realized the wooden dowel is not going to cut it so we’ll have to figure that
    out later but we’re gonna enjoy the sunset
    I grabbed my drone and let’s go ahead and get some shots tomorrow we head out will we
    successfully complete the nearly 200 mile journey up the ICW through the
    Albemarle Sound Great Dismal Swamp Chesapeake Bay and the James River now
    is definitely the time to subscribe and hit the bell notification to come with
    us as we learn to drive a boat navigate waterways I just realized we forgot to
    buy a radio We ain’t got no radio

    Chazy Yacht Club – Boating on the Adirondack Coast
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    Chazy Yacht Club – Boating on the Adirondack Coast

    October 19, 2019

    I’m Kristy Kennedy, Director of Tourism
    for the Adirondack Coast and right now we’re at the Chazy Yacht Club, located on
    the Chazy River. Fantastic marina to use if you like river boating as well as
    lake boating, because you can come here enjoy the Chazy River by boat, and then
    if you head just a little bit that way, you find the open bays of Lake Champlain.

    Boating Course | Boating Course Study Guide
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    Boating Course | Boating Course Study Guide

    October 19, 2019

    Boating Course – Boating Course Study Guide A good boating course will teach you more
    than just how to steer a boat, it will teach you everything you need to know about safe
    and responsible boating. A good boating course will, of course, begin
    with a lesson on operating your boat. The boating course should take you through how
    to haul your boat and safe ramping procedures. Boating safety is the most important part
    of an effective boating course. Most boating accidents are caused because captains have
    not taken a boating course. You can find certified boating courses in
    many places — often nearby. Check with your local marina and ask about what type of boating
    courses they offer. Look online for some boating courses that
    you can do from the comfort of your own home. Most of these boating courses will have you
    study different modules that have to do with all aspects of boating. Taking a boating course will make it easier
    for you to obtain your boat license. Boating courses are valuable troves of information
    that will help make you a better boater.