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Re: Safety briefing when boarding an unfamiliar boat.
Mine is short and simple, since on an outboard-auxiliary keel sport boat, typically with sailing students as passengers:
Lifesaving--jackets, cushion, MOB procedure
Fire--extinguisher, where, how use, who to tell
Bilge--where to look, who to tell
Motor--how to run, stop (including deadman's lanyard) and not spill gasoline
Distress--how to summon if it's me (da skippah) who got bonked. VHF, cell phone, other..
Anchor--where, how to use, remember to tie it off *before* anchors aweigh... ;-)
Winch use, safety, preservation of fingers..
this comes naturally since I'm teaching anyway. But I agree it's a good idea to do each time you go out with whomever. Just keep it short enough that you don't hit "MEGO"**
** "My Eyes Glaze Over" ;-)
Last edited by nolatom; 10-02-2014 at 04:45 PM.