Boats are normally launched when the tide is on the sand by reversing the trailer into the sea. Tractors MUST NOT be taken any deeper into the sea than the centre of the front wheel.
Each Tractor carries a long tow-rope. This should be used when the shingle is soft, to allow the Tractor to "pull" the boat/trailer from higher up the beach where it is firmer.
Boats should not launch or retrieve on the shingle unless the sea is flat calm and the tractor is reversed down the shingle when doing this. Members have swamped their boats trying to beach on the shingle!
Members boats upto 600kg (dry weight excluding trailer & engine) can be launched.
Members must supply a completed Coastguard Form 66 (CG66) and boat photo to the club. These are passed to the local Haverigg Inshore Rescue for use in the event of a call out.
For insurance purposes non-members boats cannot be launched.
Silecroft has a free Car Park at the Beach with public toilets. The club has a noticeboard on the car park adjacent the toilets, where there is a gap at the front of the car park where the tractors can be taken down the shingle onto the beach.
The beach and car park can get very busy on hot summer days and members are reminded to DRIVE CAREFULLY at all times.