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Attraction Vessel Certificate

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We still don't have a certificate that allows Ernestina to be an Attraction Vessel. We can't have people come on the boat and charge them for programs. There are certain minimum requirements for that and they have yet to be met.

The summer is certainly here and the boat needs to look somewhat attractive and it needs more work on it than it has been getting. It doesn't make sense to let the new work deteriorate because of lack of maintenance. For that matter, it doesn't make sense to make more work by not taking care of what we have.

An "Ernestina Summit" was held about a year ago and all agreed that at least 6 full time people with boat skills were needed from spring through fall to maintain the boat. That hasn't happened and it is not even close to happening.