From the Wheelhouse - Long Bay Power Squadron

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From the Wheelhouse - Long Bay Power Squadron
L O N G B AY P O W E R S Q U A D R O N
The official publication of Long Bay Power Squadron, District 26
A Unit Of United States Power Squadrons
www.longbayps.org
Chartered
Volume 55, Issue 2
Commander
Cdr. John Johnson, JN
843-957-2940
[email protected]
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From the Wheelhouse
Cdr. John Johnson, JN
Executive Officer
Lt/C Jerry Williams, S
843-902-0861
[email protected]
Well the year has started out great - we had a large crowd at the first Long Bay
Oyster Roast. The oysters, shrimp and fixings were out of this world. Despite the
cold weather a great time was had by all. Hats off to our Adm. Officer, Rhonda,
and her staff for a job well done.
Administrative Officer
Lt/C Rhonda Hardee, JN
843-902-8653
[email protected]
We had a good turn out at the Boat Show last month and as a result were able to
recruit new members, add vessels to our safety check and numbers to our ABC
Class.
Education Officer
P/C Rich Gienopie, AP
843-357-0043
[email protected]
Vessel Safety Checks - do I really need one? YES! As a member of the USPS
and a boat owner you should be the first to sign up to have your vessel checked.
Besides, it’s Free! There are not many things in this life that are free, so take
advantage, contact our Vessel Safety Chairman, Bob Bridger, today.
Secretary
Lt/C Pat Spina
843-421-2222
[email protected]
Welcome, welcome, welcome to our new members. We are so glad you became
part of Long Bay. If I can be of service, please feel free to call on me. Until next
time, I’m in the wheelhouse keeping a sharp eye out for Vessel’s with Vessel
Safety Stickers!
Treasurer
Lt/C Chris Stanecki, P
843-651-0820
[email protected]
February Events
John
Saturday, February 1st - Free Public Boating Class, Fire Station #3
Monday, February 3rd - Marine Electrical Systems class begins 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 4th - Bridge Meeting, Webster University, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 9th - Operations Training, 2:00-4:00 .m., Victoria’s
Tuesday, February 11th - Monthly meeting, Dilly Beans, Conway, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 22nd - Socastee Boat Landing Clean-up, 11:00 a.m.
Lunch afterwards at River City Cafe
EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Lt/C Jerry Williams, S
I want to thank everyone that came out and helped man our booth at the Myrtle Beach Boat Show. We made a
ton of new contacts that I know will result in participation in our courses and in new members. Mark your
calendars for April 26th! We are looking into participating in the Socastee Heritage Festival. This will be
another great opportunity to recruit and to get our purpose out to the public. Stay tuned for more information. In
addition, we are looking at ways to improve our booth display. We want to make it more friendly and
interactive. As always, please let me know if you have cool ideas.
Jerry
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
Lt/C Rhonda Hardee, JN
NEW YEARS EVE/DAY - What a way to start out the New Year! Three boats (Alleluia, Slo M’Ocean, She &
I) and 8 people brought in the New Year at Bucksport Marina. New Year’s Day we were all able to enjoy each
others company for lunch at K Rae’s in Wacca Wache Marina. Four boats were able to come (add Ciao Bella)
and 26 people attended. Photos were added on our Facebook page.
JANUARY MEETING/OYSTER ROAST - When you think of oyster roasts, you think of cool weather. Boy
was it cold and windy! A big thank you to John and Linette for opening their home up to us so that we could stay
warm, enjoy the oysters and fellowship. Also, a thank you to Ricky Hardee and John Johnson for bearing the
cold to cook the oysters and shrimp. We had a great turnout even with the cold. Forty-two people attended,
bringing lots of great food. Our new member, Randy Riotto, won $26 with the 50/50.
FEBRUARY’S MEETING - February’s meeting will be February 11, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at Dilly Beans at 219
Laurel St. Conway. The menu will consist of Shrimp & Grits, Pork Tenderloin, Chicken & Spinach Crepe,
Shrimp Crepe, or Chuck Roast. All entrees will come with a side, a salad, dessert and tea. The restaurant will be
closed to the public therefore we will be able to bring our own wine or alcohol beverage. The meal will cost
$24.00 per person which includes tax and gratuity. Please pay the Treasurer, Chris Stanecki, upon arrival. Our
very own Carol and Sean Reilly will share their voyage to Chesapeake Bay. Please RSVP your tel-net by
February 7th. If you do not know who that is, please contact Linette Johnson at [email protected] or
call 843-602-5268. Please let them know which entrée you would prefer.
ADOPT A LANDING CLEAN-UP - It’s that time again. Saturday, February 22 at 11:00 we will meet at the
Socastee Boat Landing for the landing clean-up. Please bring a bucket with you. Immediately following the
clean-up, we will meet at River City Café for lunch which is located right across the river from our
landing. Please RSVP me at [email protected] or 843-902-8653.
FUNDRAISER COOKBOOKS - Our deadline is nearing quickly. Please write down (or type) two or more of
your favorite recipes, we will combine them and create a cookbook. Men, if you grill and have a special sauce or
a dish that you make, please include that also. The proceeds that we make off of these books will go toward
having events to recruit new members.
If you would get these recipes to Beverly Newby at
[email protected] or 336-337-3698 or Carol Reilly at 843-497-4389 or [email protected] The deadline
to turn in the recipes is January 31, 2014.
OPERATIONS TRAINING - Operations Training is scheduled for Sunday, February 9th from 2-4 at
Victoria’s Restaurant. This is the only class that is recommended for all members to attend. The training will
explain the United Sates Power Squadron, what we stand for, what we do as a member, and what is expected of
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us. This course is FREE. Dinner will be provided following class.
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ADMINISTRATIVE DEPT.
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TENATIVE CALENDAR- subject to change - As the boating season nears and we all get busier, I wanted to
make everyone aware of the many events being planned for our members. The simplest way for you to view
what the Squadron is planning so that you can plan to participate is to go to the Squadron’s Calendar listed on the
“Home” page under “Home Port” tab. All of our Executive meetings, dinner meetings, cruises and special events
are listed here and who to contact for more information. http://my.calendars.net/longbayps
The current month is always in the Fore N’ Aft but this website page allows you to plan further out. We hope
you will participate in as many events as possible.
With us having the privilege of hosting the District Conference, it has been decided that we will not be doing a
long fall cruise. We will however, do a long summer cruise and several shorter cruises this year.
Rhonda
Looking forward to an exciting boating year!
EDUCATION DEPT.
P/C Rich Gienopie, AP
Greetings from sunny and slightly chilly Fort Myers, Fl.
Yes, it has been cold here too.
As you are reading this we have completed another successful ABC Class and hopefully are adding to our
membership from these students. Speaking of students, congratulations are in order for our most recent
Advanced Grade Piloting Course graduates, Woody Elvis, Jeffrey Fleishman, David Murray, and Chris Stanecki.
Starting in early February P/C Larry Byrd is teaching the Marine Electrical Systems Course as a result of interest
expressed by you. Let us know of other courses of interest and we will do our best to accommodate you. That's
really what LB PS is about. Oh, and having fun also!
Until next month
Rich
Additional Educational Information submitted by P/C Larry Byrd, SN
Marine Electrical Systems gets under way on 3 February for nine weeks with nine members registered for this
course. It will cover all aspects of boat electrical systems, problems, trouble shooting, problem solving, use of a
test meter and more. Any member is welcome to sit in the class or sign up to take the class. Most all USPS
courses can also be self-studied as long as a proctored exam is administered by our Education Department for
credit.
January thru March are perfect months to add to your boating knowledge. I recently sent an e-mail with an
attachment explaining courses available and what is involved in the course. If you have ANY interest in taking
one of the course listed let me know very soon so we can get it completed before boating season. The details of
what is covered and the time needed to take each course was listed in the description. If you prefer a 2 to 3 hour
seminar, then go to this link www.longbayps.org/uspsuniversity.html and click on the seminar of interest to read
more. You are urged to let me or our SEO (Rich Gienopie) know if you have an interest in ANY course or
Larry
seminar being taught.
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TREASURER
Lt/C Chris Stanecki, P
Commander Johnson has directed that each month I provide a summary of our financial information in the Fore N’
Aft. This summarizes activity for December 2013.
December 2013 Starting Balance
$7256.83
Revenue: Dues
265.50
Meeting
309.00
Education (ABC Course) 135.00
709.50
Expenses: Meetings
220.00
December 2013 Ending Balance
$7746.33
VESSEL SAFETY CHECK NEWS
Chris
BOB BRIDGER, JN
Submitted by P/C Larry Byrd, SN
It’s time!! The VSC stickers for 2014 are here and we need to get started inspecting member boats by midFebruary. If there is any interest in addition to Linnette Johnson for training, contact Larry Byrd to sign up.
Contact your VSC Examiner of choice to schedule your 2014 inspection: Bob Bridger – Larry Byrd - Frank
Keiser – Pete Little
February
Birthdays
Kathryn Byrd - 7th
Ricky Hardee - 25th
FORE ‘n’ AFT Staff
843-293-4569
Bob and Margaret Epps
[email protected]
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Safe Anchoring Choices
Bob Goodwin, Safety Officer
Selecting the correct anchor system and anchor line is important for maintaining stability and safety.
There are a number of different options to choose from so, here is a quick message to help you understand
what you need to be looking for when purchasing a new anchor line or anchoring system.
You will find mainly when it comes to smaller, more recreational boats, the anchor rope recommended is
the correct length of nylon line then shackled to a piece of chain at the anchor end. The chain is used to help add
weight to the anchor and help it secure itself into the water bed especially in a sandy or mudding anchorage
typical of these smaller recreational vessels. It’s highly recommended all anchor rope be nylon, because of a
couple of reasons. Its strength and that it is also elastic. This helps in rolling waves, so the boat doesn’t jerk
violently every time a vessel roll up and down is experienced, compared to a less elastic anchor line or even if it
was just a length of chain. We have found that both braided and three strand nylon ropes are available and both of
them make excellent anchor line. With three strand, you will find it to have better elasticity and lower in price,
whereas with braided nylon anchor line is more flexible. So if your anchor rope is fed through a stowage, braided
will be the better option for you.
What size anchor line do I need?
The recommendations we would make are – 1/8” of rode (rode - noun - a rope by which a boat is
anchored) diameter for every 9 feet of boat length. Example would be; if you have an 18’ foot boat, you will need
a 2/8”, (1/4”), line, but you will need a 3/8” rope for a 20’ boat and 1/2” (4/8”) for up to 36 ft..
How long should my anchor line be?
All the above parameters will guide you in the right direction when it comes to investing in a new anchor
line. In many cases it’s better to have too much instead of too little line, the last thing you want to happen is, you
go to anchor and find out your rope length is too short!
Also, just a reminder as well where the rode and the anchor chain meet the anchor shank a suitable swivel
should be installed. There are courses offered to fully cover this subject and is highly recommended: http://
www.usps.org/e_stuff/seminars/anchoring.htm .
Safe boating!
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February, 2014
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1
ABC Course
9:00-1:00
2
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Operations
Training
2:00-4:00
Victoria’s
Restaurant
Dinner
afterwards
3
Marine
Electrical
Systems Class
6:30-8:30
4
Bridge Mtg.
Webster U
6:30 p.m.
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6
7
8
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11
Dinner Mtg.
Dilly Beans
Conway
6:00 p.m.
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13
14
Happy
Valentine’s
Day
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22
Socastee
Landing
Cleanup
11:00 lunch
afterwards
River City
Marine
Electrical
Systems Class
6:30-8:30
16
17
Marine
Electrical
Systems Class
6:30-8:30
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19
20
21
23
24
Marine
Electrical
Systems Class
6:30—8:30
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26
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Long Bay TRANSOM TAGS Power Squadron
Help Support our Publication—Minimum $20.00 Donation Please
Dopey
Maureen & Marc Shoobe
Rich & Mary Lou Gienopie
Summer Time Blues
She & I
Steve & Jessica Avinger
John & Linette Johnson
The Rose II
Ciao Bella!
Bob & Gloria Roseman
Sean & Carol Reilly
Spindrift
Lazy Dawgs
Ed Rubick
Fourth Times A Charm
George & Joanne Rast
Linda Hodges
Ken & Sharon Payne
Colleen Carter
Amy Lynn
Gus & Amy Leftis
Yes Dear
In Loving Memory of Bruce Cohen
Pat Spina
Kristie, Bob & Livingston
Alleluia
Dawg Haus
Rhonda & Ricky Hardee
Chris & Susan Stanecki
We have a Transom Tag waiting for you.
The USPS Mission
To Promote Recreational Boating Safety Through Education and Civic
Activities While Providing Fellowship for our Members.
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SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS !
Should you have need for any of the products or services offered by our advertisers, please give them an
opportunity to serve you. And WHEN you DO — TELL them you SAW their ad in the
FORE`n`AFT.
2/11
Surf Water promotions is a new business our members are encouraged to use
for any personalized items. They can embroider our Burgee, your boat
name, almost anything you could wish on clothing. You may provide the
item or they will furnish. They also do vinyl boat graphics, screen printing
signs and banners Etc., Etc. Etc. Check out their web site at www.surfwaterpromotions.com or check
their Facebook page. Any questions you may have regarding items available, minimum quantities or cost
contact Starr Schaker at 843-215-6235.
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SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS !
Should you have need for any of the products or services offered by our advertisers, please give them
an opportunity to serve you. And WHEN you DO — TELL them you SAW their ad in the
FORE`n`AFT.
2/12
2/12c
4/12
1/12
2/13
ADVERTISERS WANTED!
If you know someone who would like to advertise in the “Fore ‘n Aft” please contact our Treasurer,
Lt/C Chris Stanecki, P for more information.
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Safe Boating is
More Fun
THANK YOU FOR
VIEWING THIS
NEWSLETTER ON THE
LBPS WEBSITE!
LONG BAY POWER SQUADRON
6 Apache Trail
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Phone: 843-293-4569
Address Service Requested
To Editor At [email protected]
LONG BAY POWER SQUADRON
FEBRUARY 20143 MEETING
Date:
February 11th
Social: 1800 Dinner: 1900
Location:
Dilly Beans, 219 Laurel St., Conway
Cost:
$24.00 per person includes tax/gratuity. Pay Treasurer upon arrival. BYOB
Entrees:
Shr imp & Gr its, Por k Tender loin, Chicken & Spinach Cr epe, Shr imp Cr epe,
or Chuck Roast. All entrees will come with a side, a salad, dessert and tea. Please
let your tel-net rep know your choice of meal.
Contact:
RSVP to your tel-net rep by February 7th. If you don’t know who that is,
contact Linnette Johnson at [email protected] or call 843-602-5268.
Squadron Policy: Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to meeting to avoid receiving
an invoice. Extenuating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis.
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