Welcome aboard Magic Dragon. Whether you are a crew member or guest there are some things that you should know to make your experience safer and more enjoyable.

 

Safety Equipment

First, it is important to know the location of safety equipment and how to use it.  As you enter the pilot house you will see to your right, just along the steps going down from the cockpit, a cabinet with doors that slide together from either side.  In that cabinet you will find the following safety equipment:

Life jackets 

Aerial flares and flare gun

Electronic flare

Floating light

First aid kit

 

 

Fire extinguishers

One of the greatest dangers aboard a boat is fire.  The material of which the boat is made burns hot and fast.  There are 3 portable fire extinguishers on the boat, located at:

In the pilot house behind the helm chair.

In the main salon on the support for the dinette table, and

Above the cabinet on the port side of the passageway to the forward cabin.

 

In addition, Magic Dragon is equipped with a Fire Boy automatic fire suppression system.  In case there is a fire in the engine room.the system automatically deploys halon into the engine room and shuts down the fuel supply to the engine, causing it to stop.  There is a round plate on the panel in front of the helm which has a switch that will override the automatic shutoff, allowing the engine to be restarted once the danger has past. 

Man Overboard Procedures

  1.  The first person to notice that a crew member has gone overboard shouts "Man Overboard" and points to the person in the water.  If there are 3 people or more still on the boat the person pointing continues to keep an eye on the MOB while the other crew members respond.
  2. Push the buttons on the Chart Plotter as follows:  MARK then MOB
  3. Turn the boat into the wind.  If under sail, do not change the jib sheet settings, the jib will backwind.   Start the engine unless wind and wave conditions allow the boat to be sailed under control to circle the boat.
  4. Deploy the lifesling from its container, throwing it into the water.
  5. Circle the MOB until the line from the life sling can be reached by the MOB.
  6. Stop the boat, furl the sails if needed.
  7. Attach the line from the lifesling to a lifting point on the boat, a spare halyard works well.
  8. Run the lifting line, usually a spare halyard, to a large winch 
  9. Hoist the MOB aboard