July 23, 2010

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.


Hi Crew,

Wednesday was a very productive morning. Scoop II towed the MON COCHRAN out of Arey’s Pond to the mouth of the Namequoit River where ten scouts took part in new experiences. On a beautiful day they rowed and sailed. We now have 10 out of 15 scouts who have personally tacked while at the tiller of a 20’ sail boat and have been part of a crew rowing a 26’ surfboat. This is major because now when we teach / share, the teens can relate to what, how, when and why when covering material. (Please click here to see the scouts in action.)

The Ship’s leaders and our sponsor, the Nauset Rotary Club of Orleans have a good challenge at hand. We have more scouts (8 males and 7 females) than my Rhodes 19 can carry. If anyone knows of anyone who would care to donate a boat, trailer, motor or dingy, please contact me. The last time I checked, donors are allowed to deduct 50% of the value of the donation. We have an immediate need for a dingy to leave at the mooring when using the boat. It is a long swim for the poor old Skipper, even though he is an authentic “SKIFF”.

While school is out, many of the scouts expressed a desire to take advantage of the daytime while it is still an option.

Keep a LOOKOUT for our next adventure. Feel free to call your Boatswain Carrine Putnam at 508-255-5226 for any ideas.

Go Nauset Sea Scouts,

Skipper Dean


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