WHAT TO BRING
Space is very limited on the boat. Your stateroom is a 9”X9” area with a queen bed and one drawer for storage.
Luggage - Soft sided or duffle bags, no hard sided luggage.
Dress - Shorts, t-shirts, and swim wear are the normal; if we stay in a marina, resort wear may be needed.
Extras - Windbreaker, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and any medications.
NO’s - street shoes, normal footwear being sandals, white sole shoes or bare feet.
Provided - Towels, extra toiletries and hair drier for the not follicly challenged folks.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Once you arrive we will show you your sleeping area and where to stow you soft sided luggage.
Marine Head (toilet) - proper operation and concerns.
Boat Tour - Safety equipment (see Safety list below) usage and location, limited water and AC usage, SHORT showering.
Conveniences - Dishwasher, Trash Compactor, Toaster Oven, Microwave, Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Electrical Outlets, Washer/Dryer, Satellite TV, DVD, Stereo, AC etc.
No Smoking – Anywhere or anytime on the boat.
Travel - We don’t go fast; our top speed being about 10 knots with a stiff tailwind. We average between 6-8 knots (6-9 mph) and weather is always a factor which we can’t control. Be aware that weather conditions can and will drastically affect our plans. Guests should have flexible arrival and departure plans as we will not adhere to a schedule.
We want your time to be as enjoyable as possible so you are welcome to do as much or as little on the boat as you would like. We always welcome an extra hand with the boat chores, galley duty, navigation, and watch duties. We do require all children to wear life jackets if outside while underway. Please review our safety section below for familiarization. We will cover each item with you once you are aboard the boat.
Life Jackets are located in the ceiling and under the center rear seat in the pilot house. ALL children are required to wear life jackets if outside while underway.
Fire Extinguishers are located in each room and are white in color.
First Aid Kits are located in the Pilot House in the bottom drawer under the galley sink and a first aid bag is located in the closet in the guest bathroom.
Man Over Board Equipment is located on the top deck. Life Sling is behind the dingy and Life Ring is in front of the dingy.
Emergency Communication use VHF channel 16 or depress the red distress button located on each radio. Emergency communication procedures are posted next to each radio. Additionally, two handheld VHF radios are located in the pilot house which also may be used. There is also a remote microphone in the galley which may also be used, the red distress button is located on the back of the microphone.
EMERGENCY POSITION INDICATING RADIOBEACON (EPIRB) is located on the outside back of the Pilot house. It will automatically deploy in an emergency.
Underway, always keep one hand for yourself and one for the boat. You are free to move about and explore.
Stay seated while we are maneuvering into and out of slips, docking, undocking or transiting dense traffic areas we may ask that you be seated and allow us to work without interruption.
In case of an emergency, tell the captain immediately. Everyone should then meet on the back deck.
Hot Water after the engines have been running, the water contained in the hot water tank is extremely hot. Although we have anti scald fixtures be cautious for the next 8 – 10 hours when using hot water.
NEVER ever put you or a part of your body between the boat and a fixed object (dock or piling). The boat weighs 63,000 pounds and you will not be able to stop its momentum. Don’t even try.
Fire in the Engine Room, do not under any circumstances open the engine room hatch. The engine room is equipped with an automatic fire suppression system that will activate in a fire emergency.