Raritan Marine Holding Tanks Experts Give Great Tips For Successful Everyday Sailing & How to Avoid Fatal Accidents On the Lake

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Marine Holding Tanks Professionals at Raritan Discuss How to Get Your Crew in Top Shape

Raritan Engineering your marine holding tanks specialists would like to share with you these topics we thought would be of interest to you this month regarding tips for successful everyday sailing.

Your marine holding tanks distributors continue talking about how we reached out to a mix of successful sailors to find out what they want the other crew members to keep in mind to help them execute their job the best they can. Here’s what they had to say:


The race is not over until the spinnaker comes down. It is easy to switch to recovery mode right after crossing the finish line, but this can be costly with a messy takedown, ripped or wet sail. To go along with this, after races finish send the jib bag up before the food bag! It’s frustrating for the bow when I’m are ready to flake the jib and everybody is eating.


Be mindful of where things are thrown. For example: a jib change on the run, I may not be the one putting the old jib or bag down below, so I ask teammates to be mindful of the flaked kite halyard. I flake it once and then spend the rest of my run focusing on weight placement, pole position, finding the leeward marks and it becomes time consuming to have my head in the boat for longer than necessary.


I love it when new crew get onboard, listen to the race conversation and offer input where it might be lacking or where he/she can contribute value. For example, if no one is calling breeze on the rail, it’s great to have a crew take the initiative to make very concise and valuable breeze calls (Puff on in 3, 2, 1….)

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Boat Captain:

Ask questions at the right time. I love when people want to learn and be involved with how the boat comes together, but choose a time when not much else is going on, probably not when I’ve just sat down to service a winch. 

Third Boy Scout dies after electric shock in sailing accident

Three Texas Boy Scouts were reportedly electrocuted in a fatal boating accident Aug. 5 on Lake O’The Pines in East Texas. (Elyse Samuels/The Washington Post)

An 11-year-old Boy Scout died Monday from injuries he suffered in a Saturday boating accident, two days after two fellow Scouts died of electrocution at the scene, a state official said Monday.

The two other boys, who were Eagle Scouts, were 18 and 16, according to the parks agency. Their names have not been released.

Boy Scout officials are asking Scouts to show support during Thomas’s organ donation procedure Tuesday at Louisiana State University’s Shreveport medical center, where he was taken for care and later died. 

“We have to come together as a Scout family and make sure we are supporting those who are carrying quite a weight right now,” Anderson said.

More than 300 people gathered at a park in Hallsville on Sunday night for a vigil honoring Thomas and the Eagle Scouts. It was mostly a collection of other area troops, Anderson said.

“You’re talking about great young men, men of integrity,” Sherri Morgan, Hallsville band director, said at the vigil, according to the News-Journal. “We’re heartbroken. We’re devastated.”

“All is not lost. They leave a legacy,” she added. “So they are going to live on forever.”

Kelly Weatherford, a longtime and close family friend of Thomas Larry’s parents, told The Post she spent Saturday night and Sunday morning in the hospital, waiting for news about an 11-year-old boy that she said was “the funniest, goofiest kid.”

“He’s a little comedian,” Weatherford said, speaking before Thomas’s death. “He makes everybody smile. He’s such a cool kid.”

Thomas’s older brother John was also on the lake when the catamaran caught fire. He watched as a medical crew worked on Thomas and took him away in an ambulance, Weatherford said.

She said the Larry boys were taught “to work hard and be responsible.”

The accident is being investigated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s boating accident reconstruction and mapping team, officials said.

While they wait for answers to their questions, such as why the power line was so low or located over water at all, Troop 620 is drawing from its roots.

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