ETA Thursday 23 to Sat 25 June. Her young crew are cancer recoverers and the Trust are keen that they don’t have to raft up and clamber over other boats (and this will assist in visits from parents etc) if it can be avoided. Can you all please help by ensuring the first 60ft of the north end outside of EML Pontoon is kept clear for their arrival.
It’s that time of year when many of us will be using the crane – time to acquaint yourself with the updated documents on this website!
Information for Saturday 8th April Lift In.
The crane will arrive on site around 7am on Saturday morning to be set up for lifting around 8am.
Boat owners are expected to be in attendance from 7.30am. Crew can be advised of their skippers time slot but may miss their lift if the order is changed.
The parking area outside the yard must be kept clear for crane and trailer access.
Wearing of hard hats is compulsory in the yard.
If you have not sent a copy of your boat insurance to the secretary please have a copy available on the day. If you have not paid your summer bill your boat might not be lifted into the harbour. A cheque on the day will be acceptable.
Linda Pennycook and her team, all willing volunteers, will provide the tea, coffee and rolls from the kitchen in the Bell Block.
Please be aware of the dangers involved in lifting boats and masts using a large crane. The risk of personal injury and damage to boats is minimised by being sensible and by following the procedures and Method Statements as detailed on this web site, under the members section.
It was a damp and cold start to the day, but it soon ‘came away nice.’ And despite a very low tide mid-morning, it all went without a hitch. Thanks as ever to our indefatigable harbour secretary George Mackay, and of course to the excellent tutelage provided by Lachie. Here’s a selection of photos from the day.
Volunteers are required to antifoul and paint the two Dumbos. The hard work scraping and cleaning has been completed thanks to Jason.
Several moorings still need to be inspected. If you have not been involved in mooring parties to date it is possible that your allocated mooring is one of these. Mooring and work parties will be on Saturdays starting around 10am.
Mooring junks should also be inspected and replaced before lift in on 11th April.
Please do not use the Dumbos to inspect and replace junks. It is pointless cleaning and painting these boats to use them to maintain moorings.
I also take the opportunity to remind you that antifouling and painting on lift in day is not acceptable. All cradle pad areas must be painted before lift in day.
Members may be interested in the attached notice which offers FCYC members access to the RFYC Water Taxi Service, as well as their crane for boat and mast lifts.
At January’s Council Meeting, it was confirmed that Lift-In will be Saturday 11th April 2015