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Boating Basics – Using Your VHF Radio

Boating Basics – Using Your VHF Radio

In this episode of Boating Basics, we look at the importance of having and using a VHF marine radio on your boat. Remember to always have your radio on and monitor channel 16 when boating. It can be a life saver.

In Canada, radio operators require a license, which is available through the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron (http://www.cps-ecp.ca/).

Check out the ever expanding Playlist of Boating Basics videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKhjT5kr2l2Gxh2TZJ9aPFh2wt4mrQveD

Filmed July, 2019.

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Be sure to follow along with all our adventures aboard Boogaboo, our 1998 Sea Ray 330 Sundancer – our fifth Sea Ray! I invite you to take a look at my ever expanding ‘Sea Ray 330 Sundancer’ Playlist for this boat here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKhjT5kr2l2H0GeaEMncQiW3yG9N6L6uQ

Boat Specs;

– Model: 1998 Sea Ray 330 Sundancer
– Length (bow to transom): 33’-6”
– Beam: 11’-5”
– Dry Weight: 11,200 lbs
– Fuel Capacity: 225 U.S. gallons, 850 litres
– Draft: 33”
– Dead Rise: 17 degrees
– Engines: 2 x 7.4 litre Mercruiser Bluewater, Multi-Port fuel injection, gasoline,
freshwater cooled, rated at 310 HP
– Transmissions: 2 x Borg Warner Velvet Drives, in Vee-Drive configuration
– Generator: Westerbeke 4.5 Kw BCGTC @ 60 Hz, gasoline powered &
carburated
– 12,000 BTU, reverse cycle heating/air conditioning
– Shore Power: 2 x 30 Amp, 120 V connections
– Freshwater Holding Tank: Single 40 U.S. Gallon tank
– Waste (black-water) Holding Tank: Single 34 U.S. Gallon
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Before we had our 330 Sundancer, we enjoyed seven seasons aboard ‘Boogaboo IV’, a 1997 Sea Ray 400 DB. You watch all my videos from that vessel on the ‘Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge’ Playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKhjT5kr2l2FaABQJSn3VVqd6SN930ICt

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Known as the best fresh water cruising grounds in the world, Georgian Bay is located in the heart of the Great Lakes and forms part of Lake Huron. Renowned for is rugged beauty, Georgian Bay has been attracting adventurous boaters for over a century, but it’s rocky shoreline and challenging navigation routes are not for the faint hearted and must be approached with the greatest care and respect. I’m happy to share our own adventures through this inspiring area with my ‘Georgian Bay Boating’ Playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKhjT5kr2l2FDUSJ32njBNbTBkNmAS1S1

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Equipment Used:

– Sony NXU-30 hand held video camera w/Wide angle lens
– GoPro Hero 7 Black
– GoPro Hero 3 Silver
– Both GoPro cameras on GoPro suction cup mount
– Google Pixel 3 XL for still photos + supplemental video
– DJI Phantom 3 Standard for Aerial Drone Shots
– Editing done with Vegas Movie Studio 11
– Mobile Data via Rogers Wireless

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