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Old 11-24-2013, 04:05 PM   #1
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Top Ten Rules Of The Boat

I want to put together the: Top Ten "Rules of the Boat"

What are your boats: "Top Ten Rules"?
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:35 PM   #2
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:36 PM   #3
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This may not be exactly what you were looking for, but might give you some ideas:


Introduction for Guests On Board

1. BE CAREFUL Ė YOU COULD GET HURT

Know where to find (and how to use) Safety Gear:
PFDís
Throw Cushions
Throw Rope
Fire Extinguishers
First Aid Kit

Move SLOWLY around the boat. Use the handholds.

Before you step up onto anything, look first, and get a good handhold.

If you sit on the gunwale, hold onto something solid. Donít sit on the transom door.

Donít put any part of yourself between boat and dock.

Donít leave the cabin door open while weíre underway, unless itís securely latched open.
Itís heavy, and it can slam closed very suddenly. Ask for help if you need it.

At Lake Powell: protect yourself from strong sun and dehydration, with sunglasses, sunscreen and long clothing. Drink plenty of water.

FOR YOUNGER BOATERS
Ask for help if you want something from the refrigerator.
Ask for help if you want to open or close the transom door.
Donít step up on the gunwales, go up on top, out to the bow, or out onto the swim step,
without wearing your PFD, and getting permission.


2. RESPECT the BOAT and EQUIPMENT

ONLY non-marking shoes are OK on board.
Keep your shoes clean, so you can help keep the deck clean and not damaged.
Keep seats and bedding clean. Keep shoes (or anything else dirty) off.

Be especially careful not to spill stuff. If a spill does happen, ask for cleanup help.

Use the toilet exactly as instructed Ė make sure you know how, or get help.
Itís not just like a home toilet.

Put things away when youíre done with them.
Donít leave stuff out loose Ė it tends to go flying.

Donít push any buttons or flip any switches without permission.

Donít waste fresh water. Turn it on VERY slowly, and run it ONLY while you are actually using it.
Be careful with the hot water Ė itís really hot.


3. RESPECT the ENVIRONMENT and OTHER BOATERS

No garbage overboard or on shore. Put garbage into the right containers on board.

No loud noises early in the morning or late in the evening.


4. LEARN HOW TO CALL FOR HELP IN AN EMERGENCY

Find out how to make a call on the radio, and how to tell the boatís position.
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:42 PM   #4
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:49 PM   #5
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Donít put any part of yourself between boat and dock........
I certainly disagree with that item. I specifically instructed my wife to do just that in the event of a difficult docking situation.

We all have our own rules I guess.
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:58 PM   #7
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Old 11-24-2013, 05:18 PM   #8
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Here are mine so far........

Welcome to the Motor Vessel ______________________
We want your time onboard is to be Safe and Enjoyable!

SO HERE ARE THE RULES (You are expected to follow them or please stay on the dock).

1. There is only one Captain on board ______name____________.
2. This is a 70,000 pound boat, do not get in-between the boat and the dock (or other boats) at any time.
3. Do Not Jump for the dock or another boat under any circumstance
4. Children should not be on the deck unattended.
5. Non-swimmers must wear a life preserver while on deck.
6. Shoes OFF inside the boat.
7. If someone falls overboard, yell "Man Overboard" and beat on the boat. STAY WHERE YOU ARE AND KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PERSON IN THE WATER SO WE CAN COME BACK TO THEM.
8. Nothing in the toilets except human waste and toilet paper.
9. Report and sign of smoke or odd smells to the captain.
10. HAVE FUN, BUT HAVE FUN SAFELY!!

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Old 11-24-2013, 05:20 PM   #9
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Always keep one hand for the boat
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Old 11-24-2013, 05:28 PM   #11
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I had not thought of that!

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Old 11-24-2013, 05:33 PM   #12
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Old 11-24-2013, 05:36 PM   #13
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Old 11-24-2013, 06:17 PM   #14
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All breakdowns shall occur at 10 am on a sunny warm Monday morning when we are safely tied to the dock.

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Old 11-24-2013, 06:26 PM   #15
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Nothing goes into the head that hasn't been eaten first!
Do you actually eat toilet paper with your meals?
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:13 PM   #16
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1. The captain is always right.
2. If the captain is wrong, see rule 1.

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Old 11-24-2013, 08:15 PM   #17
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:29 PM   #18
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# 1. Don't rock the boat.

# 2. ??
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:38 PM   #19
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I prepared the following lists for a 'boys' fishing trip a while ago. Many of the items list have already been listed, but anyway....


I combined it with a safety briefing that I normally give to new people on board.



-Mike



SAFETY BRIEFING

  • Location of life jackets.
  • Location of life buoy.
  • Location of fire extinguishers.
  • Location of first aid kits.
  • Location and operation of the EPIRB.
  • Location of ropes and fenders.
  • Diesel heater safety.
  • Deck wash operation (do not turn off tap in cockpit if pump is running).

    Note: there is also a deck wash tap in the anchor well for washing the chain and anchor during retrieval. In this case the cockpit tap should be closed and the tap in the anchor well opened.

HOUSE RULES


  • No shoes in the saloon.
  • Do not crush cans on the deck.
  • Turn off LPG at switch by oven when not in use.
  • Turn off cabin lights when not in use.
  • Glass top on oven must be open when using the oven, grill and or elements.
  • Do not put items on the oven top that may scratch the surface.
  • Do not put hot pots or the kettle directly on the bench top.
  • Bags to be stowed during the day.
  • Stow any sleeping bags on the bunks in the cabin during the day.
  • Please conserve water.
  • Do not flush anything down the toilet that you have not eaten (toilet paper is OK).
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I almost forgot, we have one more rule.....

No bananas are allowed on the boat!

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