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  • Nancy Costello
    Apr 11, 2006
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      My cousin and I are interested in signing up for sailing lessons. We are about to sign up for some in Charlestown. Any thoughts?

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      >From: MassBaySailors@yahoogroups.com
      >Sent: Apr 11, 2006 11:53 AM
      >To: MassBaySailors@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: [MassBaySailors] Digest Number 139
      >
      >There are 11 messages in this issue.
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      >Topics in this digest:
      >
      > 1. NOW is the time to schedule a SAFE Boating course for you or your CREW
      > From: Bill Scanlon <Catalina30Ruby@...>
      > 2. Postcard from Outer Brewster: Save the Date and See the Seals!
      > From: Bill Scanlon <Catalina30Ruby@...>
      > 3. Walnut blasting!
      > From: Nathaniel Hanson <nathanielrhanson@...>
      > 4. Walnut blasting!
      > From: Bill Scanlon <Catalina30Ruby@...>
      > 5. Re: Walnut blasting!
      > From: Bill Scanlon <Catalina30Ruby@...>
      > 6. Fwd: [WYCSailors] Robert S. "Bob" Katz
      > From: Bill Scanlon <Catalina30Ruby@...>
      > 7. unsubscribe
      > From: peter.steinberg@...
      > 8. cable in the classroom-Windward:Outsmart the Weather and Race the World
      > From: DOLFAMILY@...
      > 9. "Mother of All Maritime Links" according to Points East
      > From: DOLFAMILY@...
      > 10. Re: "Mother of All Maritime Links" according to Points East
      > From: "henry" <henry@...>
      > 11. Need Crew?
      > From: "tracisalvatore" <tsalvatore@...>
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      >Message: 1
      > Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 09:05:17 -0700 (PDT)
      > From: Bill Scanlon <Catalina30Ruby@...>
      >Subject: NOW is the time to schedule a SAFE Boating course for you or your CREW
      >
      >
      > If ANY of you desire to take some type of safe boating course before the season begins and you are having trouble finding something that suits your needs, budget or location, then please write me directly or the group. There is a lot of knowledge here among us and probably the most offered assistance is to help some become a safer boater. There is NO shortage of training, if anything there is a shortage of STUDENTS!
      >
      > Folks, NOW is the time to TAKE a safe boating course. Weather it is for yourself as the captain of your own boat or a crewmember of someone else’s.
      >
      > There are all kinds or resources available, whether they are free or paid, class room or on-line. There are a lot of rules and regulations that are not commonly know unless you read and study them.
      >
      > BoatWise is “my” personal preference in the local “paid” for category, but again they are just one of many options.
      >
      > http://www.boatwiseclasses.com/
      > · Boatwise® - Captains License Classes, Safe Boating Basics Classes - Classes in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island
      >
      > BOATING EDUCATION
      > U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary courses provide instruction to boaters at all levels, from the fundamental to the advanced. Our courses are taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors committed to the highest standards of the U.S. Coast Guard.
      > The links below provide short descriptions of each course.
      > If you already know which course interests you, use our Class Finder to locate a course near you.
      > Interactive / Self-Study Courses
      > Length of Class
      > Audience
      > America's Boating Course (ABC) - On-Line/CD-ROM
      > Self-Paced
      > All boaters
      > Multi-Lesson Classroom Courses
      > Length of Class
      > Audience
      > America's Boating Course (ABCM) - Multi-Session
      > 2-4 sessions
      > All Boaters
      > Navigation (NAV)
      > 6-12 sessons
      > All Boaters
      > Boating Skills & Seamanship (BS&S)
      > 8-13 sessions
      > Power Boaters
      > Let's Go Sailing (LGS)
      > 4 sessions
      > Sailors
      > Seminar (One-Day) Classroom Courses
      > Length of Class
      > Audience
      > America's Boating Course (ABCS) - Seminar
      > 8 hours
      > All Boaters
      > GPS for Mariners (GPSFM)
      > 4-6 hours
      > All Boaters
      > How To Read A Nautical Chart (HRNC)
      > 3 hours
      > All Boaters
      > Personal Water Craft Safety (PWC)
      > 1-2 hours
      > All Boaters
      > Suddenly In Command (SIC)
      > 4 hours
      > All Boaters
      > Classes For Kids
      > Length of Class
      > Audience
      > Boating Fun (BF)
      > 1 Hour
      > 4-9 Year Olds
      > Waypoints (WP)
      > 1-3 Hours
      > 10-12 Year Olds
      >
      >
      > Boating Safety Courses
      > · Boatwise® - Captains License Classes, Safe Boating Basics Classes - Classes in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island
      > · Confident Captain / Ocean Pros - Captain’s License Courses, STCW, Yachtmaster, Confident Captain. Newport, Rhode Island
      > · New England Maritime - Captains License and Boating Safety Courses in Hyannis, MA, Marshfield and Marina Bay, Quincy. Courses may be offered at your facility with a minimum number of students.
      > · United States Power Squadrons ®
      > · U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary National Home Page
      >
      > Boating Safety
      > · 1st Coast Guard District Local Notice to Mariners
      > · American Boating Association Online - Working to promote boating safety, affordability, growth and a clean environment.
      > · BoatingSafety.com - Boating Safety Resource Page - Boating Safety Information - Rules of the Road, The Coast Guard License Tests, Links to the weather & tides and a lot more.
      > · Boat Safe - Online Boating Safety Courses, Safe Boating Tips, Boating Education, Safe Boating Contests
      > · BoatSafe Kids! - Boating Safely for Kids
      > · boatus.com - On-line Boating Safety Course
      > · IMO Home page - The International Maritime Organization is the United Nations' specialized agency responsible for improving maritime safety and preventing pollution from ships.
      > · National Safe Boating Council -- NSBC
      > · National Safety Council - What's Your Excuse? Life Jackets Save Lives
      > · USCG Marine Safety Regulatory Home Page - Here you will find information regarding proposed and final Federal regulations affecting commercial vessel safety, port safety and security, and marine safety and environmental protection.
      > · USCG OPB HomePage - Office of Boating Safety
      > · USCG Voluntary Dockside Examinations - These exams are conducted solely for the benefit of the fishing community
      > · U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Office Boston
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      >
      > Bill Scanlon
      > USCG Master 50 GT Inland Waters
      >Towing & Sailing Endorsements
      >Lic. # 1092926
      >
      > 1984 Catalina 30
      > "Ruby"
      > Std. Rig Hull# 3688
      > Winthrop (Mass.) Yacht Club
      >
      > Navigare necesse est, vivere non est necesse
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      >Message: 2
      > Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 09:09:46 -0700 (PDT)
      > From: Bill Scanlon <Catalina30Ruby@...>
      >Subject: Postcard from Outer Brewster: Save the Date and See the Seals!
      >
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      >
      > Postcard from Outer Brewster: Save the Date and See the Seals!
      >
      >Each spring Save the Harbor / Save the Bay brings hundreds of area youth out to the outer islands of the Boston Harbor Islands national park to see the seals and porpoise with whom we share the harbor.
      >
      >As part of our ongoing efforts to help decision makers and the public better understand the value of our island park, this year we hope you will join us on our annual Marine Mammal Safari to Brewster Cove and Calf Bay on Saturday, April 22, 2006.
      >
      >Trips depart from and return to Massachusetts Bay Lines dock on the harbor side of the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf.
      >
      >o Morning Trip: boards at 9:30am, returns at 1:00pm
      >o Afternoon Trip: boards at 1:30pm, returns at 5:00pm
      >
      >Space is still available for both trips on a first come first serve basis.
      >
      >Please RSVP to Lauren Thirer (617) 451-2860 x103, or by email to thirer@...
      >
      >Please bring warm clothing, as it may be cool or windy on the water. If you have binoculars, they are helpful to see the seals and porpoises. Snacks and beverages may be purchased on board the boat, but you are welcome to bring your own brown bag lunch.
      >
      >Today's "Postcard From Outer Brewster" features a group of seals at the western end of Brewster Cove basking on a rock in the shallows in the sunshine.
      >
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      >
      > A very special thanks to Massachusetts Bay Lines for their generous support of this event!
      >
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      > /
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      >E. Bruce Berman, Jr.
      >Communications Director
      >Save the Harbor / Save the Bay
      >
      >1-617-782-7561
      >http://www.savetheharbor.org
      >http://www.bostonharbor.com
      >
      >mailto:bruce@...
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      >Message: 3
      > Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 09:55:06 -0700 (PDT)
      > From: Nathaniel Hanson <nathanielrhanson@...>
      >Subject: Walnut blasting!
      >
      >I wanted to give people a report on doing my own
      >walnut blasting to strip the bottom of my columbia 26
      >mk2.
      >
      >For $100, I rented a tow-behind diesel compressor, and
      >a 300# capacity pressure pot sand blaster for a day.
      >I bought a few hundred pounds of 20/30 grit walnut
      >husk media from Consolidated Stripping (online) for
      >about $150 shipped.
      >
      >With a half-day's dirty work, the hull is perfectly
      >polished. the gelcoat is untouched, and all paint was
      >quickly and easily removed! I tried to find advice
      >from other DIYers before I did this, and found none,
      >so I'm reporting to you folks that this is very
      >doable, and very affordable. In my mind there's no
      >easier or cheaper way to strip your boat!
      >
      >Nate
      >
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      >Message: 4
      > Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 10:29:18 -0700 (PDT)
      > From: Bill Scanlon <Catalina30Ruby@...>
      >Subject: Walnut blasting!
      >
      >Hi Nate,
      >
      > Thanks, that is very good to know ...
      >
      > One of these years I am going to need to strip everything away especially because I don't know just how many layers are actually there, though, I do use ablative paint each year and rough it up before applying a new coat. I also get a good feel about how much is there by taking a few spots down to fiberglass.
      >
      > Nate, if you are not already planning to do so you may want to consider applying a barrier coat under your bottom paint, to avoid water absorption and blistering.
      >
      > I certainly hope this doesn't happen, but I wonder how Walnut Blasting will be viewed in light of the new "power washing" environmental laws?
      >
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      >Message: 5
      > Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 11:27:00 -0700 (PDT)
      > From: Bill Scanlon <Catalina30Ruby@...>
      >Subject: Re: Walnut blasting!
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      > State Trooper Don Bossi of the state fire marshal’s office investigated fire damage yesterday at The Admiral’s Hill Marina in Chelsea. (John Bohn/ Globe Staff)
      > Investigators eye Chelsea marina fire Boston Globe CHELSEA -- Investigators are treating as potentially suspicious a fire that devoured a dozen large power boats at The Admiral's Hill Marina Saturday night, though they have not ruled out an accidental cause such as improperly stored chemicals, officials said yesterday. Lisa Wangsness April 10, 2006 -->
      > Investigators eye Chelsea marina fire By Lisa Wangsness, Globe Staff | April 10, 2006
      > CHELSEA -- Investigators are treating as potentially suspicious a fire that devoured a dozen large power boats at The Admiral's Hill Marina Saturday night, though they have not ruled out an accidental cause such as improperly stored chemicals, officials said yesterday.
      >
      > Twelve boats were destroyed and three others were damaged in the fire, said Jim Jadul, the marina's general manager, who estimated the total loss could exceed $2 million. No one was injured. The boats were among 120 that were dry-docked for the winter a couple hundred yards from the marina, behind a chain-link fence along Beacham Street.
      >
      > Captain John O'Driscoll, who heads the Chelsea Fire Department's arson unit, said boats are much more likely to catch fire when they are in the water being actively used than when they are in storage without electrical connections.
      >
      > ''Very rarely do you see boats sitting here like this go up in flames," he said.
      > O'Driscoll emphasized, however, that the fire also could have been an accident -- started by a cigarette flipped into the boatyard by a passerby, for example, or the spontaneous combustion of improperly stored chemicals. For the last several weeks, owners of some of the boats dry-docked at the marina had been coming to do work on their boats, preparing them for warm weather, he said.
      >
      > The investigation could take months to complete, he said.
      >
      > Later yesterday, authorities declared the area a hazardous material site after the Chelsea Fire Department's hazardous materials team assisted in the investigation because of the large amount of fuel and burned and powdered fiberglass at the scene. The fire had turned the sides of some giant fiberglass boats into frayed nets of fine-spun glass, and as the wind dried the damaged boats yesterday, ash-colored dust swirled in the wind. The air stank of burned plastic, fuel, and chemicals.
      >
      > Firefighters and investigators appeared to focus on the charred carcass of a 30-foot pleasure boat, Blaze of Glory, where officials believe the blaze may have started about 8:15 p.m. One of the first witnesses to arrive on the scene Saturday night, an Everett police captain who lives on a boat at the marina, told investigators he saw the interior of either that boat or its neighbor, Light Work, on fire before the flames spread, O'Driscoll said.
      >
      > Wearing masks and protective body suits, firefighters used a power saw, shovels, and pickaxes to clear a path in Blaze of Glory's ruined hull. Don Bossi, a state trooper assigned to the state fire marshal's office, brought in Tubbs, his black Labrador retriever, who is trained to detect fire accelerants such as petroleum. The dog alerted Bossi to a spot on the aft deck. Bossi collected samples of burnt material from the area to identify any accelerants, which might help determine the cause of the fire or how it spread.
      >
      > Jadul said he had left a message for Blaze of Glory's owner at his New Hampshire home but had not spoken to him. Jadul said the boat had been dry-docked for more than a year and that the owner, whom he declined to name, had been trying to sell it. He did not know whether the owner had been working on the boat recently.
      >
      > All of the damaged vessels were power boats, ranging in size from 27 feet to 51 feet, with values as high as $400,000, Jadul said. He said the marina requires all boat owners to fully insure their boats.
      >
      > Jadul said most of the boats' fuel tanks were 95 percent full, something he requires for safety -- gasoline vapors, which collect in partly empty tanks, are highly flammable. None of the gas tanks exploded during the fire, which probably helped limit the damage.
      >
      > ''To me, it's an absolute miracle they were able to contain the fire," he said.
      > Jadul said he was up until 2 a.m. yesterday calling and e-mailing the boat owners, who were traveling as far away as the Bahamas and the West Coast. He said he had spoken to most of those affected by midday yesterday. Some got a second call yesterday, after Jadul looked at the damage in daylight. ''Boats I thought had only been scorched were totaled," he said, grimacing.
      >
      > Among those inspecting the wreckage yesterday was George Alteriso, 64, who had taken up boating after his wife died a few years ago. His twin-engine cigarette boat was ''burnt to a crisp," he said. But he shrugged.
      >
      > ''You can't replace a wife," he said, ''but you can replace a boat."
      >
      > Lisa Wangsness can be reached at lwangsness@....
      >
      >
      > Bill Scanlon
      > USCG Master 50 GT Inland Waters
      >Towing & Sailing Endorsements
      >Lic. # 1092926
      >
      > 1984 Catalina 30
      > "Ruby"
      > Std. Rig Hull# 3688
      > Winthrop (Mass.) Yacht Club
      >
      > Navigare necesse est, vivere non est necesse
      >
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      >Message: 6
      > Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 16:30:09 -0700 (PDT)
      > From: Bill Scanlon <Catalina30Ruby@...>
      >Subject: Fwd: [WYCSailors] Robert S. "Bob" Katz
      >
      > I share this with this group because some of you may have known Bob.
      >
      > He and his wife Elyse have had a long time presence in the Boston and New England area sailing community. Bob & Elyse together taught Chart Plotting & Navigation at the Boston USCG facilities and they were members of the Pelagic Sailing organization. Though Bob was a fellow member of the Winthrop Yacht Club I didn't get the opportunity to get to know him as I would have liked to. I had a strong sense that he had a lot of sailing knowledge and experience and stories that I would have liked to have had the opportunity to learn from him.
      >
      > If any of you have any stories you would like to share about Bob please feel free to post them.
      >
      > My condolences to Elyse and the rest of Bob's family.
      >
      > Bill
      >
      >
      > It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of Regular Member Bob Katz. Bob has been a member since 2001. He had the 37' Pearson Sailboat named Shayna. He will be missed.
      >
      >Richard
      >
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      >Robert S. "Bob" Katz Guest Book
      >
      >Age 82, of Newton, after a long battle with brain cancer, on Sunday, April 9, 2006.
      >
      >Loving husband of Elyse (Lipkin) Katz for 60 years. Devoted father of Sharyn Katz of Easton and David Katz of Newton. Cherished and adoring grandfather of Samantha Katzen. Brother of the late Arthur Katz.
      >
      >Services at Temple Beth Elohim, 10 Bethel Road, Wellesley, on Tuesday, April 11 at 1:30PM. Interment at the Beit Olam Cemetery, Wayland. Memorial week will be observed through Monday, April 17, at his residence.
      >
      >Please omit flowers. To honor Bob's memory, donations would be appreciated to the Robert S. Katz Fund at Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley, MA 02481 or to a charity of one's choice.
      >
      >Levine Chapels, Brookline (617) 277-8300
      >
      >Published in the Boston Globe on 4/10/2006.
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      >Message: 7
      > Date: 10 Apr 2006 19:45:16 EDT
      > From: peter.steinberg@...
      >Subject: unsubscribe
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      >Message: 8
      > Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 06:39:42 EDT
      > From: DOLFAMILY@...
      >Subject: cable in the classroom-Windward:Outsmart the Weather and Race the World
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      >http://www.ciconline.org/broadband/windwardgame/default.htm
      >
      >A fun site that might be enjoyed by kids and adults alike, as recommended by
      >Points East.
      >
      >Robin
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      >Message: 9
      > Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 06:49:52 EDT
      > From: DOLFAMILY@...
      >Subject: "Mother of All Maritime Links" according to Points East
      >
      >www.boat-links.com
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      >Message: 10
      > Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 08:04:11 -0400
      > From: "henry" <henry@...>
      >Subject: Re: "Mother of All Maritime Links" according to Points East
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      >On Tue, 11 Apr 2006 06:49:52 EDT, DOLFAMILY wrote
      >> www.boat-links.com
      >
      >Wow, thanks! There are tons of links in there! I've forwarded it on to other sailing groups I belong to.
      >
      >--
      >Henry Krauzyk
      >Sowwanishen
      >Tanzer 26 #545
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      >Message: 11
      > Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 12:32:37 -0000
      > From: "tracisalvatore" <tsalvatore@...>
      >Subject: Need Crew?
      >
      >Hello,
      >
      >This year will be my 2nd consecutive year racing. I love to sail and am
      >eager to learn all I can from a great captain who is willing to teach
      >me. I first started racing years ago in NY on a J24, and last year was
      >my first year getting back into it. Last year, I raced on an Etchell
      >and various J boats (which I prefer!)
      >
      >What I lack in experience I make up for in eagerness, enthusiasm and a
      >passion for sailing; it is the only time I truly can feel my pulse! I
      >am in good shape and have a great personality. So, if you need crew and
      >don't mind having a novice on your boat who is willing to pitch in and
      >be part of a team, please email me.
      >
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