link Welcome to the web site of the Sea Scout Ship Chaser. As part of the Boy Scouts of America Venturing Program, we provide boating related activities and training for young men 14-21 years of age. SSS Chaser serves the City of Napa and surrounding communities.
see SSS Chaser was commissioned in 1958 as the M/V Albacore for the California Department of Fish and Game. She saw duty in Southern California as a patrol boat and later as a research vessel. In 1986, the ship was donated to our program. As SSS Chaser, she has cruised the West Coast of North America from Baja California to British Columbia.
source The Chaser is 90 feet long and has a beam of 22.5 feet. She displaces 130 tons and is of steel construction. Carl F. Shellhorn is the Skipper.
follow link This Boat has been well maintained, with low operating hours. Comes with all manuals from original owners. Outdrive has been recently serviced, with new gimbal bearing, new bellows, and new water pump.
Anyone who shops on amazon can support the Chaser with their purchases, and it costs you nothing. instead of going to www.amazon.com to shop, go to smile.amazon.com instead. the first time you do this from your account you will need to select enter site Chaser Nautical Foundation as your charity that you are supporting. From then on, amazon remembers it. Anytime after that when you shop at smile.amazon.com Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to the Chaser. It may not seem like a lot, but those little bits add up to big help for your program.
Do You Like:
Boats and Boating? Rowing, Swimming or Fishing? The thought of learning to Cruise, Operate and Maintain a 90' ship? Competing to test your skills against other like minded individuals?
Would You Like to Learn More About:
Operating a 90' ship in the San Francisco Bay & Delta, and even up and down the western coast from Canada to Mexico? Mechanical Maintenance skills on engines small to large, along with Pneumatic, Hydraulic and Electrical System Maintenance and Repair? Welding, Ship handling and Other Trade Skills? Knot Tying, Safety & Rescue Techniques and Seamanship? Navigation and Map Reading Skills? A possible career in the Maritime Industry?
The new edition of the Sea Scout Manual is available for PDF download at http://seascout.org/manual-resource-center/. There are also links there to supplemental materials to help with advancement.
If you would like a Hard Copy of the Manual, please let Mr Love know, currently they are $30, and will need to be ordered.