A book is held in the club-house, in the magazine racking, for the recording of problems to Club Boats and/or areas around the Club. For example “Club Comet rudder screws have come out”.
If you are aware of an issue please record this in the Maintenance book at the earliest opportunity so that the problem can be attended to and resolved. In this was we can ensure that Club boats are in working order for most of the time for the enjoyment of members.
Please enter the details of the faulty/problem clearly and concisely and state which boat and sail number this fault refers to. Also add your name and contact details. This is important so that we can call you to discuss the problem, if necessary.
Do you believe that this fault will make the boat unsailable? If yes, please attach an “Out of Action” notice to the boat. These notices can be found in the Maintenance book – they are laminated to protect them from the weather.
“Out of Action” Notices
If you find a problem with a Club boat and in your opinion it is unsailable, then it is important that this is recorded in the Maintenance book and that you attach an “Out of Action” notice to the boat – to the mast above the sail cover so that it is visible.
This does 2 things:
- It alerts others that there is an issue with this boat and not to take it out;
- Helps to identify the boat with the problem more easily for repair.
This is also part of an RYA requirement, which want to see a system in place that ‘quarantines’ any boat that is unsafe to use or unable to be used because it is broken.