ST AUBIN'S BOAT OWNERS ASSOCIATION

                                  WELCOME TO THE HOME OF S.A.B.O.A.

LATEST NEWS - NOVEMBER 2017

CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING - ARE YOU AND YOUR CREW SAFE? A CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE. PLEASE READ HERE TO PROTECT YOURSELVES FROM THE 'SILENT KILLER'

A glossary of French VHF Meteo broadcast terminology

Anticyclone, Zone de haute pression – Anticyclone, area of High Pressure
Averse – Shower
Banc de Brume – Fog Bank
Brouillard – Fog
Bruine – Drizzle
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You can tell an unloved boat by the state of her bilges. There are many products available to clean an oily, smelly bilge.

However, there are environmental consequences to consider – you can’t just pump oil overboard, even oil that’s emulsified by a bilge cleaner, so you need to make every effort to capture the oily stuff and dispose of it in a waste oil bin if you can.

One solution is to use a wet vac to suck out of the bilges and contain the waste.

Once this is done and the oil is gone you can have another go at cleaning out the bilges and removing any smelly residue.


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PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR A COPY OF THE SABOA 2017 AGM MINUTES

OUT OF DATE FLARES

With the summer season approaching fast, are you and your boat ready? One local boat owner recently purchased a second hand vessel only to find three red parachute flares on board that had expired in December 1992! Out of date flares can be extremely volatile and may not work at the point when you may need them the most. If you have any out of date flares, you can take them to the new Household Recycling Centre at their facilities at La Collette or Jackson's Yacht Services. Alternatively, South Pier Marine Ltd will take them if you are purchasing new flares in store. Every year between 2500 -3500 out of date pyrotechnics are disposed of locally by Stuart Elliott who is the island's explosives expert. If you have any questions regarding out of date pyrotechnics, please call Stuart direct on 07797 757977. Please do not dispose of them by any other means.

FISHING FOR ORMERS? BE IN THE KNOW

LIFEJACKETS.....

THIS ESSENTIAL PIECE OF SAFETY EQUIPMENT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE. IS YOURS UP TO THE TASK? DID YOU KNOW THAT VITAL COMPONENTS HAVE A SHELF LIFE OF AROUND 3 YEARS? JERSEY COASTGUARD ARE NOW ABLE TO INSPECT AND ADVISE YOU ON THE HEALTH OF YOUR LIFEJACKET. FOR A FREE CONSULTATION, CALL 447705 TO ARRANGE YOUR INDIVIDUAL 1 TO 1 TODAY. DON'T BECOME ANOTHER STATISTIC. 

S.A.B.O.A. ARE PROUD SUPPORTERS OF THE RNLI AND CHANNEL ISLANDS AIRSEARCH

SABOA ARE KEEN TO SUPPORT THE C.I.A.S. AND RAISE FUNDS TOWARD A NEW AIRCRAFT TO REPLACE THE OLD LIONS' PRIDE FOLLOWING A EMERGENCY LANDING IN 2013. PLEASE CLICK ON THE LOGO TO FIND WAYS IN WHICH YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT THEM.

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