Author Archives: Bruce Stott

Multi-tool for Boaters

My son gave me a Leatherman Fuse Multi-tool with flashlight last year for Christmas.  The tool came with a nylon belt case which may be used vertically or horizontally.  The case has three pockets, one internal and two external for accessories.

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Summer Boating

When summer hits, there’s no better time to go boating on a nice, cool body of water.  It’s also the time when hundreds of other boaters have the same idea. Summer boating is great fun, but there are some things you’ll … Continue reading

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How to Use Marine Radar

Most of the twin engine vessels I teach aboard have radar. A client has just purchased a larger vessel for sport fishing and it is equipped with chart plotter/radar. We were on the water for two hours to show him … Continue reading

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VHF Radio Signal Checks and Readability Scale

It is sometimes necessary to verify that your transmitter and receiver are operational. This can be done by: 1. establishing contact on the working channel and conducting your tests (the actual wording of the test is given in the example … Continue reading

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Calling on VHF Radio

The calling examples used are sample call signs only. Before transmitting, listen for a period long enough to ensure that harmful interference to transmissions already in progress is not likely to occur. If such interference seems likely, wait until the … Continue reading

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