HAULOUTS AND LAUNCHING
Facilities are available for hauling out and re-launching boats up to 10m in length.
Boats up to 12 meters may be hauled at Haul Out Officers discretion provided our equipment can safely manage the operations.
Some club cradles are available for use – see Haul Out officer or Club Captain.
If you wish to haul your boat out at the facility you must make yourself available for the Haul out roster to help with other members boats.
This rotational roster means you will be rostered on approx. every 5-6 weeks for a Saturday or Sunday 2-4 hours around the high tide.
You will be required to be present and assist in the work of hauling out, moving and re-launching your boat. Haul outs and launchings are generally for autumn through to spring as the hardstand area is a public reserve and may not be used during the summer except in an emergency.
Removal of marinefouling
Before your boat is hauled marine fouling must be removed at the grid. Generally this needs to be done in the week before the haulout. This can be a good time to check the shape of the boat will suit the cradle. Before your boat is hauled heavy fouling must be removed at the grid. Heavy growth, mussels, etc should be moved to deep water to prevent them becoming a hazard to people standing in the water at the grid.
The haulout leaders are instructed by the committee not to haul a boat which has not been cleaned.
A petrol water blaster has been purchased and is stored in the workshop which may be taken down to the jetty. Please provide your own petrol (unleaded 4 stroke) and wash the machine and spray with CRC after use.
Boats will no longer be cleaned near the high tide mark to avoid pollution and the delays involved with the haulout team. A reasonable alternative is to have the boat lifted and power washed at Pine harbour, A recent quote for a 32’ yacht was of the order of $130
Cradle arm adjustment
The cradle must be adjusted to fit the boat properly. The forward arms can be set close to the width of the boat. If the forward arms are set to the beam of the boat at the correct distance from the bow of the boat, you can drive the boat into the cradle and when it stops it is in the correct place on the cradle fore and aft. The after arms generally need clearance on the maximum beam. Don’t forget to take the measurements at the right height. Make sure the cradle arms are set up at the same distance from the centreline of the cradle on each side, so that the boat ends up centred over the cradle.
The draft of the boat should be clearly marked on the cradle where the shore crew can see them, so that the cradle can be taken down the rails to the point where the boat just floats in with minimal clearance . This makes it simpler to get the boat into the cradle, particularly if the cradle arms are not vertical. Write the dimensions down for future use, so that you don’t have to measure it each time you haulout.
Any wedges or timber packing must be tied securely to the cradle arms as when the boats are moving or being jacked loose wedges often fall out and could cause serious injury. Those working around the boats should be wearing the hard hats provided.Ropes can be used to secure the boat in the cradle initially but note flat bar braces to the cradle arms are not strong in compression.
Antifoul removal. We no longer allow wet sanding on the hard. If Scrapers and sanders are used every care must be made to collect material and dispose of it safely. An industrial vacuum is in the workshop and can be connected to the scraper or sander.
The hardstand should not be treated as cheap storage. Please do not ask to be hauled until you are genuinely ready to work steadily on your boat as it ties up cradles and space, unfair to your fellow members who may be held up. The club keeps the hardstand fees as low as possible but note the doubling of the initial rate at 2 months and that penalty rates apply after 6 months.
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Haulout and Hardstand charges from 1st August 2017
Boats up to 8m $31.25 $31.25
Boats up to 9m $37.50 $37.50
Boats up to 10m $43.75 $43.75
Boats up to 11m $50.00 $50.00
Boats up to 12m $56.25 $56.25
Daily hardstand charges Monohull Multihull
Up to 1 calendar month $2.50 $3.20
From the start of the
second month to the end
of the 6th month – $5.00 $6.50
After 6 months $20.00 $26.00
Note: The hardstand and the club cradles are intended to be available to members for reasonable seasonal maintenance to be carried out expeditiously with regard to the needs of other members who may also want to use the facilities / cradles.
A schedule of intended work and estimated duration of stay must be provided to the haulout controller prior to haulout.
If it is discovered that additional work is required that may extend the duration of the hardstand stay, the haulout controller must be advised before the additional work is commenced, so that the Committee has the option of requiring the vessel to be relaunched if the Committee considers that the additional work will cause the vessel to occupy the hardstand longer than is fair to other members who may require the space, or to neighbours.
Haul Out Facilities
We had a great haul out and it was a real treat to work on land. The facilities are really good and I will be coming ashore again next year. Also I will add the knowledge and support of other members working on their boats was encouraging for us.