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JUST
ASK
JOHN

John Gullick, AP
Manager, Government and Special Programs

Every year thousands of boaters go out on the water without the proper safety equipment that is required by law.
This equipment can be of great benefit and comfort and
can mean the difference between a great day out on the
water and a potential disaster.
Required items vary depending on boat length but here
is a list of things that you require on board, in good working condition and within reach each time you go out:

THE PORT HOLE

Compulsory Items required on a typical vessel 6 metres
or less in length:
The vessels license or registration certificate if powered by
a motor of 7.5 kw (10 hp) or more.
A Canadian approved flotation device, lifejacket or PFD,
in good repair and of appropriate size for every person on
board.
Fire extinguisher (depending on type of engine, gas tank or
cooking appliances on board).
Watertight flashlight or pyrotechnic distress signal requirements (flares).
Sound signalling device.
Buoyant heaving line (minimum 15 metres in length).
Paddle or anchor with at least 15 metres of rode and /or chain.
Reboarding device.
Bailer or manual water pump.
Navigation lights.
Other items to check:
Batteries are secure.
Passive ventilation that allows air to flow through below decks.
Exhaust fan or bilge blower that removes dangerous vapours.
Flame arrester and heat shielding for inboard engines.
Up-to-date charts.
Magnetic compass.
Radar reflector.
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Consider requesting a Recreational Vessel Courtesy
Check. This is a totally voluntary service and is conducted
without penalty. You will receive an inspection certificate
and, when you pass, a sticker. If a deficiency is found you
will simply be advised of the requirement and a another inspection will be offered when you have added these items.
Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons are currently the
only non-governmental national source for this programme. They will inspect vessels that are in or out of the
water. They can tell you what is required and give you specific information about each item, what items are best for
your vessel and boating conditions and even how to properly use certain items or what additional training might be
available.
Volunteers can also talk to you about PFDs, Sail Plans,
Alcoholic Beverage Consumption while on board, Sewage
Disposal and Pre Departure Check Lists. For more information contact your local Canadian Power and Sail Squadron or visit: www.courtesycheck.ca
CPS-ECP can offer free Recreational Vessel Courtesy
Checks (RVCC) at your yacht club or marina during
the boating season. Again, contact your local CPS-ECP
Squadron.
It is said that knowledge is power and when it comes to
boating you can never have too much of it. That knowledge can give you the confidence to really enjoy your
boating experience and it can give others confidence in
your abilities as a safe boat operator. The best trip is always
a safe return trip.


http://www.courtesycheck.ca

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting June 2017

Vantage Point: A “Flare” for Safety
Club Profile: Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club
Pacific Northwest Classic: Southern Straits Race - For the last 49 years, the West Vancouver Yacht Club has proudly hosted the Annual Southern Straits Race. Known for offering challenging conditions, this Pacific Northwest classic is a proud qualifying event for both the VanIsle 360 and Vic-Maui Yacht Race. This year, Canadian Yachting magazine’s Bob Nicoll sailed on one of the 82 boats that competed. By Bob Nicoll
Canadian Boatbuilder Profile: Modernizing Tradition at Rossiter Boats - The history of Rossiter Boats is one that combines passion, fostering of tradition, and an eye towards the future. It all started 40 years ago with 19-year-old George Rossiter repairing the wooden canoe of a fellow cottager on Go Home Bay. Now Rossiter is perhaps Canada’s fastest-growing boatbuilder. By Kate Fincham
Cruising Technology: Staying Connected - Your summer cruise may be a vacation, but a pretty sizeable percentage of boat owners do want to keep in contact, whether for business or family reasons. In the not too distant past it was a big deal to clear your responsibilities and be able to take off for even a few weeks. However, connectivity for the average boater is improving and within the financial reach of most. By Glen Cairns
The Port Hole
Sail Review: Jeanneau 51 Yacht
Power Review: Leader 33
Trailering Part 3: Trailer Maintenance - Towing the Trailer, and Launching and Retrieving the Boat. The third and final article in our three-part series of important and useful information to help our readers travel with their boats on vacations, fishing trips or to regattas. Go safely this summer! By John Gullick
Crossing the Line: Boat or Reality – Take this simple test
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Vantage Point: A “Flare” for Safety
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Pacific Northwest Classic: Southern Straits Race - For the last 49 years, the West Vancouver Yacht Club has proudly hosted the Annual Southern Straits Race. Known for offering challenging conditions, this Pacific Northwest classic is a proud qualifying event for both the VanIsle 360 and Vic-Maui Yacht Race. This year, Canadian Yachting magazine’s Bob Nicoll sailed on one of the 82 boats that competed. By Bob Nicoll
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Canadian Boatbuilder Profile: Modernizing Tradition at Rossiter Boats - The history of Rossiter Boats is one that combines passion, fostering of tradition, and an eye towards the future. It all started 40 years ago with 19-year-old George Rossiter repairing the wooden canoe of a fellow cottager on Go Home Bay. Now Rossiter is perhaps Canada’s fastest-growing boatbuilder. By Kate Fincham
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Cruising Technology: Staying Connected - Your summer cruise may be a vacation, but a pretty sizeable percentage of boat owners do want to keep in contact, whether for business or family reasons. In the not too distant past it was a big deal to clear your responsibilities and be able to take off for even a few weeks. However, connectivity for the average boater is improving and within the financial reach of most. By Glen Cairns
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Sail Review: Jeanneau 51 Yacht
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Power Review: Leader 33
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Trailering Part 3: Trailer Maintenance - Towing the Trailer, and Launching and Retrieving the Boat. The third and final article in our three-part series of important and useful information to help our readers travel with their boats on vacations, fishing trips or to regattas. Go safely this summer! By John Gullick
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Crossing the Line: Boat or Reality – Take this simple test
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