Boat handling guidelines?

Boat handling guidelines?

Post by Dave Sil » Thu, 02 Apr 2009 05:25:18


We've had a few instances of damage due to careless handling of boats in
the boathouse and on the water and I've been asked to send something out
to the membership about this. I did a quick google and couldn't find
anything, but surely someone has written up some guidelines I can borrow
from. I'm looking for things like:

   Be careful not to scratch the bottoms of boats on riggers when
putting them on racks or removing them from racks.

   Be careful not to bang riggers into anything (e.g., the dock, the
doorway, racks).

Etc.

Anyone got anything?

-Dave

 
 
 

Boat handling guidelines?

Post by zeke_hoski » Thu, 02 Apr 2009 05:44:29


Quote:
> We've had a few instances of damage due to careless handling of boats in
> the boathouse and on the water and I've been asked to send something out
> to the membership about this. I did a quick google and couldn't find
> anything, but surely someone has written up some guidelines I can borrow
> from. I'm looking for things like:

> ? ?Be careful not to scratch the bottoms of boats on riggers when
> putting them on racks or removing them from racks.

> ? ?Be careful not to bang riggers into anything (e.g., the dock, the
> doorway, racks).

> Etc.

> Anyone got anything?

> -Dave

"Be careful" is too unspecific. How about this one: put foam socks on
riggers immediately after removing oars. No *** riggers allowed in
the boathouse. Ever.
Think of all the one-eyed boatmen who'd like to apply this
retroactively and all the singles with blankets on because the guy
with the rack space above is a klutz.

 
 
 

Boat handling guidelines?

Post by Mike Sulliva » Thu, 02 Apr 2009 05:54:56


Quote:
> We've had a few instances of damage due to careless handling of boats in
> the boathouse and on the water and I've been asked to send something out
> to the membership about this. I did a quick google and couldn't find
> anything, but surely someone has written up some guidelines I can borrow
> from. I'm looking for things like:

>   Be careful not to scratch the bottoms of boats on riggers when putting
> them on racks or removing them from racks.

>   Be careful not to bang riggers into anything (e.g., the dock, the
> doorway, racks).

> Etc.

> Anyone got anything?

I wrote this specific for the BIAC club a few years ago, I'm not that happy
with it
now but you are welcome to borrow, copy, steal any parts of it that are
useful to you.

http://www.gobair.org/programs/sculling/sculling_manual.htm

 
 
 

Boat handling guidelines?

Post by Dave Sil » Thu, 02 Apr 2009 05:55:04

Quote:

> "Be careful" is too unspecific. How about this one: put foam socks on
> riggers immediately after removing oars. No *** riggers allowed in
> the boathouse. Ever.

Where can I get me some foam socks?

-Dave

 
 
 

Boat handling guidelines?

Post by Mike Sulliva » Thu, 02 Apr 2009 06:14:38


Quote:



>> We've had a few instances of damage due to careless handling of boats in
>> the boathouse and on the water and I've been asked to send something out
>> to the membership about this. I did a quick google and couldn't find
>> anything, but surely someone has written up some guidelines I can borrow
>> from. I'm looking for things like:

>>   Be careful not to scratch the bottoms of boats on riggers when putting
>> them on racks or removing them from racks.

>>   Be careful not to bang riggers into anything (e.g., the dock, the
>> doorway, racks).

>> Etc.

>> Anyone got anything?

> I wrote this specific for the BIAC club a few years ago, I'm not that
> happy with it
> now but you are welcome to borrow, copy, steal any parts of it that are
> useful to you.

> http://www.gobair.org/programs/sculling/sculling_manual.htm

furthermore:

You know this is a big whine of mine pretty much constantly on RSR.
The enormous challenge at clubs is to develop a culture of boat handling
discipline.   I am losing ground at one club,  and the other club is
still on a long upward learning curve.

 
 
 

Boat handling guidelines?

Post by James » Thu, 02 Apr 2009 06:31:02



Quote:




> >> We've had a few instances of damage due to careless handling of boats in
> >> the boathouse and on the water and I've been asked to send something out
> >> to the membership about this. I did a quick google and couldn't find
> >> anything, but surely someone has written up some guidelines I can borrow
> >> from. I'm looking for things like:

> >> ? Be careful not to scratch the bottoms of boats on riggers when putting
> >> them on racks or removing them from racks.

> >> ? Be careful not to bang riggers into anything (e.g., the dock, the
> >> doorway, racks).

> >> Etc.

> >> Anyone got anything?

> > I wrote this specific for the BIAC club a few years ago, I'm not that
> > happy with it
> > now but you are welcome to borrow, copy, steal any parts of it that are
> > useful to you.

> >http://www.gobair.org/programs/sculling/sculling_manual.htm

> furthermore:

> You know this is a big whine of mine pretty much constantly on RSR.
> The enormous challenge at clubs is to develop a culture of boat handling
> discipline. ? I am losing ground at one club, ?and the other club is
> still on a long upward learning curve.

I'm not sure about foam socks, but half a tennis ball with a loop of
elastic works well.
 
 
 

Boat handling guidelines?

Post by petersr1.. » Thu, 02 Apr 2009 06:33:36


Quote:
> We've had a few instances of damage due to careless handling of boats in
> the boathouse and on the water and I've been asked to send something out
> to the membership about this. I did a quick google and couldn't find
> anything, but surely someone has written up some guidelines I can borrow
> from. I'm looking for things like:

> ? ?Be careful not to scratch the bottoms of boats on riggers when
> putting them on racks or removing them from racks.

> ? ?Be careful not to bang riggers into anything (e.g., the dock, the
> doorway, racks).

> Etc.

> Anyone got anything?

> -Dave

Put up a big notice:

You break it, you pay for it

followed by a price list for repairs, with a healthy beer factor.

Pete

 
 
 

Boat handling guidelines?

Post by stamps4.. » Thu, 02 Apr 2009 10:42:27

We use those small plastic covers which slip on the end of the rigger
bolts, this works well and avoids the majority of damage usually
caused by careless boat handling, and they are cheap.

But, given every club in the world probably has this issue, surely it
isn't beyond the bounds of boat-design skills to design the end of the
rigger so that it doesn't have any sharp edges? It would be nice if
everyone could get boats in and out carefully, but realistically that
is an ideal. When you have a range of skills and strength, and
different standards of care for others' property, there will always be
issues, so it would be nice if riggers were smooth!

Stamps

 
 
 

Boat handling guidelines?

Post by Henry La » Thu, 02 Apr 2009 18:35:06

Quote:

> Where can I get me some foam socks?

When I visited Atlanta RC a couple of years ago (thanks again, Brett and
Ed) I noticed that they mandate foam covers on riggers in the boat house
(you can see one in this shot
http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/lh/photo/M0eUwPq7jSm3ctYP2jNPUQ?feat=di...
).

You might get in touch with the club and ask them (there are some clues
in your earlier posts which suggest you're in the US).

--

Henry Law            Manchester, England

 
 
 

Boat handling guidelines?

Post by d.. » Thu, 02 Apr 2009 20:23:21


Quote:
> Put up a big notice:

> You break it, you pay for it

> followed by a price list for repairs, with a healthy beer factor.

We did something similar moons ago with spent on repairs (not
maintenance which is essential) vs the Club shopping list.  Amazingly
easy to show that we could have bought eg sets of blades for the
amount spent repairing prangs.
 
 
 

Boat handling guidelines?

Post by Dave Sil » Fri, 03 Apr 2009 02:24:43

Quote:

> I wrote this specific for the BIAC club a few years ago, I'm not that happy
> with it
> now but you are welcome to borrow, copy, steal any parts of it that are
> useful to you.

> http://www.gobair.org/programs/sculling/sculling_manual.htm

Thanks, Mike, that will definitely help.

-Dave

 
 
 

Boat handling guidelines?

Post by Mike Sulliva » Fri, 03 Apr 2009 02:36:14


Quote:

>> I wrote this specific for the BIAC club a few years ago, I'm not that
>> happy with it
>> now but you are welcome to borrow, copy, steal any parts of it that are
>> useful to you.

>> http://www.gobair.org/programs/sculling/sculling_manual.htm

> Thanks, Mike, that will definitely help.

BTW, Dave,  as you make that thing better, please share back,
I could use some help!

Mike