Several times over the seasons, concerns have been raised regarding the level of safety equipment being carried by some Members boats.
It is a requirement of membership of the club that at the MINIMUM the following items should ALWAYS be on board.
1. A Lifejacket for each person aboard.
At least two (in-date) red flares, 1 smoke, 1 rocket/parachute
A second means of propulsion.
An Anchor and sufficient Warp.
Random Checks will be carried out through-out the season -
insufficient/incorrect Safety equipment may result in
- Suspension of use of Club Facilities until rectified, e.g Tractors.
Any problems identified with the tractors should be marked on the board in the tractor shed (including the date) and also advised to Graham Mellen, 01229 777084, who will relay them to the person undertaking the maintenance. RING AT A SENSIBLE TIME OF DAY.
Please remember that no-one is paid for keeping the tractors in use and the people who do still pay the same fees that you do. No arrangements are in place for an emergency call-out service and members will need to help each other throughout the year:
Please always try to get any problem tractor back to the shed. Using the 2nd tractor to tow any tractors back to the shed that break down. Jump starting tractors that are difficult to start, etc. Please remember when using the tractors Use the cold start first thing, as this helps not to flatten the battery. Don't drive the tractors in too deep. Drive carefully at all times!
Special thanks as always must go to the lads who have helped to keep the Tractors maintained and running again during the season, Well done lads-a great effort!!