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With over 40 years experience, as a marine professional, in the Boston area, Steve is uniquely suited to perform his duties at Sea Tow Boston. Steve is a U. Coast Guard d Merchant Mariner. Winkler primarily oversees the day to day administration of the Sea Tow Franchise along with the training and certification of all the Sea Tow Boston Captains.
Although quite a bit of his time is spent behind the scenes, Capt.
Steve makes the time to routinely get underway and assist disabled boaters. Each year Capt. Steve will normally get underway for and assist about disabled boaters. If you have a marine related group that need a speaker or if your yacht club or marina is thinking about starting a Sea Tow "Group Membership" plan just contact Sea Tow Boston for Steve's availability.
With over 30 years experience, as a marine professional, in the Boston area, Dave is uniquely suited to perform his duties at Sea Tow Boston. Dave is a U. Captain Dave primarily oversees the Membership program administration duties for the Sea Tow Boston Franchise along with assisting in the ongoing training and certification of Sea Tow Boston Captains. He also enjoys working in the Communications Dispatch Center on busy weekends.
It's not just about towing! Unfortunatelybeing a Sea Tow Captain doesn't leave him much time to sail in the summer. Steve Winkler Jr. By age nine, Steve Winkler had already spent years gaining experience with his dad aboard a variety of sail and power vessels when he took the helm of "Wanderer" the first boat of his own. Every day that summer was spent at the Cottage Park Yacht Club, junior sailing program in Winthrop, racing and sailing his new N class boat. Other boats, power and sail, followed through the years along with occasional part time after school work in the family owned boat yard and marine store.
All of it furthering his knowledge of recreational boating. A four year stint in the U. Navy as a damage control Petty Officer and firefighting team leader furthered his knowledge. Kennedy, Steve Boston chatt cam Boston routinely ased to the damage control center located at the heart of the ship.
At DC Central he was a watch officer responsible for all the firefighting and security watchstanders as well as every firefighting and damage control system on the ship. As a damage control team leader Petty Officer Winkler routinely led other sailors into the bowels of the ship looking for problems both in training exercises and for real.
He was trained in the use of sophisticated firefighting and damage control equipment such as thermal imaging systems, Oxygen cutting slice packs, dewatering and fire pumps as well as damage control, shoring and firefighting techniques. Ken started his boating experience with his dad around the time he was 8 years old out of the Saugus river S. He learning to operate, navigate and work on his dad's various wood boats ranging from 16 to 28 feet over the years. As soon as he could he ed the U.
Coast Guard Auxiliary to further his education in boating skills and. He is a qualified coxswain and vessel safety examiner. He also holds a level 1 and level 3 certificate in shipboard firefighting.
Ken Webber is a U. Coast Guard Merchant Marine Officer. He has used his over the years to delivered boats, up to 70 feet, to various ports from Florida to Gloucester. He is also a PADI certified scuba diver. On any summer weekend if Capt.
Ken is not on a Sea Tow boat you will most likely see him enjoying some time with his wife Kathy on their personal vessel Sea Kindly. Give him a wave when you see him. The RR bridge closes twice a day for approximately 2 hours each time for rush hour train traffic.
Sea Tow Boston required a vessel that could navigate the bridge in order to service our members using the Charles River 24 hours a day without delay. She is a favorite of the Sea Tow Captains because she is extremely fast and nimble. With her gallon fuel capacity, enclosed heated cabin, deep vee hull and powerful fuel efficient engines, "RESCUE 1" is perfectly suited for long offshore tows.
Yet at only 33 plus feet in overall length she is still very maneuverable and small enough to "Hip Tow" disabled vessels into the tightest Marinas and Yacht Clubs in the area. The twin hull catamaran de allows a very stable, fast and smooth ride through the close chop and confused waters often found in the Boston area.
Sea Tow captains often are on patrol and responding to cases for hours at a time on a busy summer day. Functionality of the onboard systems and crew comfort were major concerns when deing the captains work station in the pilot house. All the equipment: VHF radios, digital direction finders, chart plotters, radar, depth sounders, cell phones, loud hailers as well as the switches for the various lights that the captain must operate while underway were custom placed in the pilot house to make his job safer, easier and more efficient. In fact a "state-of-the-art" communication heet with a noise canceling mic was installed to minimize the ambient noise level on the RESCUE 2.
This Piratecom system integrates both VHF radios, the stereo, and the cell phone into one heet and a high quality microphone. The towboat, made by Twin-Vee, has a catamaran hull providing a very smooth ride in the close chop of Salem Sound. With its center console, twin hulls and open deck space the vessel provides an extremely stable work platform. The large, easily accessible center console is great for storing the pumps and salvage gear she carries. She consistently logs hundreds of underway hours annually assisting Sea Tow Members.
This Power Cat style towboat, with its high speed, soft ride and sea keeping abilities is a favorite amoung assistance towing professionals. She is the first in a series custom built towboats in Sea Tow Boston's expanding fleet. All the equipment : VHF radios, digital direction finders, chart plotters, radar, depth sounders, cell phones, loud hailers as well as the switches for the various lights that the captain must operate while underway were custom placed in the pilot house to make his job safer, easier and more efficient.
Sea Tow Captains work hard to do more than save you on the water - they work hard to save you money as well! About Us Call Us You may rest assured that your vessel will be in good hands due to the trained and committed Captains we have on staff. Our commitment to safety and customer satisfaction has helped make us the leading and most respected marine assistance provider in the world. Give us a call any time, we can help or just say hello!
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