Ship 72 Skipper Dean Skiff says:
These periodic posts are made to keep Ship 72 members, parents, and interested folks informed as to our activities and our plans.
I welcome positive feedback.
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special thank you is in order to Richard
Berube (Boo) who loaned the ship his boat
trailer so we could transport the Starboard
Surfboat last week to the Maritime Festival
in Hyannis. The festival was great exposure
for our ship who shared an exhibit with
our friends Ship 76 of Harwich. New mate
Brad Gardiner and I met many people who
shared stories of surfboats from the past
and who offered expertise from how to
make our much needed 14 oars to
how to finish the restoration project
of our surfboat. Feel free to take a look
at the pictures on our website. Click here for a look
his son Luke and Pete Norgeot are presently
rebuilding a trailer that will be specifically
used to transport the surfboats. We appreciate
the time and effort that these three have
put in moving, lifting, blocking, purchasing
odd parts at the lowest price and using
their experience and expertise to make
this trailer safe and useable. Much is
going on behind the scenes to make Ship
72 top notch.
thank you is in order to Eric and Helen
Dickie, the son in law and daughter of
former skipper Mon Cochran, who restored
our second surfboat known as the Port
Surfboat. Eric and Helen donated their
time and money refurbishing the Port Surfboat
and a trailer so future young men and
women could experience the thrills they
had using these same boats which are so
much a historical past of Cape Cod and
the Nauset Community.
past Wednesday there was much excitement
when the scouts for the first time climbed
in the trailered surfboat, manned the
oars and executed commands from our own
Navy experienced Coxin, mate Brad Gardiner.
The adults who had to watch all wanted
to jump in and give it a try. We could
not help but wonder what a great site
this would be in the 4th of July Parade.
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy another project.
Any one volunteering to over see it? Please
give me a call. Cell 978-697-1596
coming Wednesday, 6-23-10 the Ship will
meet at 7:00 at Willys Gym in Eastham
for a BSA swim check. Please bring your
swim suit, a towel, bathing cap for your
hair if you have one (rumor has it that
for some reason the skipper may not have
to wear one!) and leave you valuables
at home. Dressing rooms will be available.
Obviously the leadership wants to know
every ones swimming capabilities before
we take them on the water. This is not
a pass / fail test. Those who are challenged
swimming will have an opportunity to learn
and improve their skills. It is up to
them to take advantage of this opportunity.
This will be a learning experience for
all that partake. Parents are welcome
to watch. A special thanks goes out to
Barbara Nagel and Willys Gym who
are making this event possible. Willys
Gym is just another example of the community
support given to Nauset Sea Scouts.
Lise Nielsen who did a great job over
seeing Step-Up-Day at the High School
for the 8 th graders will also be overseeing
the BSA Swim Check Wednesday night.
you can see, Ship 72 is very fortunate
to have so much expertise offered by our
leaders and community. Would it not be
a shame if parents and our young people
did not take advantage of what we are
NAUSET SEA SCOUT SHIP 72,