Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Day 12 - Anacortes WA, Fidalgo Bay - Saturday, May 21, 2011

Today is a very worthwhile day as we have Capt. Mac  LaMay, Private Boating Instructor, provided by Ranger Tugs, come aboard to give us some helpful information regarding all things boating!

He shows us some reference books that would be good to have and gives great tips and pointers, and we should call this, "Boating Made Easy."  

While it is a serious orientation, Capt. Mac makes it fun.  I particularly enjoy his boat model made of memory foam, with it's starboard Nav light painted green and port Nav light painted red.  The rudder is also memory foam and detachable, and with it, he demonstrates what happens to the boat with a hard turn to starboard.  Or to port.  This is better than a video.
 We also learn a bit about the local waters and any hazards for which we might watch.

At the end of the day, we enjoy a quiz on who is the stand on and who is the give way.  Capt. Mac uses his boat models to demonstrate the situation at hand.  He actually has three memory foam boats.

Capt. Mac, you can ride with us any time!  Your games are fun and we learn a lot.
"Boating Made Fun"  (More Fun)

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