California Boating Card Law

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A Summary of the California Boating Card Law and How it Affects You First of all, further information about the California Boating Card (CBC) law can be found on the California Department of Boating and Waterways (CDBW) website http://www.dbw.ca.gov/ under Safety and Education.  This summary attempts to boil it down to several key points: The California Boating Card law applies …

Inflatable Life Jacket Maintenance

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By Rich Ciolino – at Isthmus Cove, Catalina Island August 2017 Inflatable life jackets provide safety, comfort, and convenience for their users.  They are much less bulky than the older “stuffed with a flotation material” type, a feature that encourages boaters to wear them.  All life jackets require some amount of maintenance and back in July it was reported in …

Dennis and Virginia John’s Round the World Cruise

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Coming Home – Virginia Johns, P   We left Santa Barbara in January 2011 for the start of our circumnavigation adventure.   We head back to the boat Dec. 30 to finish up the loop and bring Libertad home in 2017.  We have enjoyed a nice long visit to our home in Santa Barbara this year.  And although we weren’t out on …

How Not to Visit Santa Rosa Island

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One of my friends–let’s call him Tom–sent me this photo and a recap of a recent “adventure” he and his family had at Santa Rosa Island. The day started out glorious, then the weather changed in the middle of the night, resulting in grounding, abandon ship, a complete loss of the boat, then being airlifted out by our friends at …