LINDA LEWIS: OVERBOARD RECOVERY: SOLVING THE PROBLEM OF RIGGING THE LIFESLING AND RETRIEVAL BLOCK & TACKLE ON A POWER BOAT

You can have impressive safety equipment onboard, but it may not save a life. It’s amazing how many people out there who own a Lifesling aren’t knowledgeable or set up to use it properly. Let’s all get familiar with the Lifesling, help yourself or a friend make sure it is rigged properly. Cpt. Linda Lewis has all your answers and will teach and demonstrate in our meeting room at the NMTA.

The Lifesling was developed for sailboats, but with some inventive rigging it is also extremely useful on power boats. First you need to choose a good location for the Lifesling. The biggest challenge on a power boat, however, is figuring out how to locate and create an attachment point for the 5:1 Block and Tackle gear that is both strong enough and placed high enough on the boat. Capt. Linda Lewis teaches Lifesling recovery on power boats and has photos of various approaches to the rigging challenges power boaters face.  You should come away from this presentation with lots of ideas for preparing the equipment on your own power boat or a friend’s power boat which could save a life.

Captain Linda Lewis

Linda holds a USCG 100-Ton Masters License and provides customized on-the-water instruction, on-your-boat (www.privateboatinginstruction.com). An Emeritus Associate Professor from the U of WA, she brings her professional educator background to presentations on navigation & boat handling topics yearly at the Seattle Boat Show, Trawlerfest, and yacht clubs. She has 25 years of hands-on experience cruising the Inside Passage (including nine cruises to SE Alaska) on both sail and power boats. Today she single-hands her 45’ trawler and cruises with friends as crew.

Date: Monday, June 18th 2018

Time: 7:00pm – till 9:00 pm or so (Hors d oeuvres, snacks, wine, etc. are welcomed but not required. We enjoy socializing after the presentation.)

Location: 1900 N Northlake Way, #233 Seattle, WA 98103

We meet at the Northwest Marine Trade Association conference room, 1900 N. Northlake Way, #233. Park at Fisheries Supply and go into the courtyard beside Fisheries Supply and up the stairs, turn right and we are the furthest door on the left. (Located in the courtyard beside Fisheries Supply – UP THE STAIRS AND DOWN THE WALKWAY)

Questions: Contact Vivian at nwwbviv@gmail.com

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