NSC and BYC Big Boats – Glayva and Pier Pressure
Pier Pressure: BYC, moored across from the 505 shed. Docked alongside the rest of the Advantage Boating fleet.
- Companion way hatch board stored in hanging locker
- Stow gear – just a day sail – V-berth works great
- Complete checklist/sail plan in the binder
- Turn battery to #1 – Engine
- Check bilge and pump if required. (There will always be a bit of water in the bilge even after pumping)
- Secure ice box lid in place
- Engine key to be kept in galley top drawer*
- Turn on Depth Sounder and Know meter switches (panel above sink)
- Rig boat, file sail plan
- Have fun!!
- Winch handles are put away
- Engine key is returned to the galley drawer
- Traveller moved over to port
- Dodger is in the up position
- Wet/Dry lever is set to Dry bowl
- Bowl is empty of water
- Thru hull fitting is closed
- Garbage is removed
- Drain ice box if required (will mildew), red handle pump under sink
- Ice box is emptied and the lid is open for ventilation
- Dishes are all cleaned and put away
- Sink is clean
- Towels are left to hang dry – towel rack or the cabin handrails
- Garbage is removed
- V-berth hatch is closed tight
- PFD’s put away in hanging locker – if wet leave the hanging locker cloth cover half open
- Salon floor – give a quick sweep if required (dustpan under galley sink)
ON YOUR WAY OUT
- Companion way hatch board in place
- The starboard gate has been closed
- Fenders are in the correct position
- Boat sitting parallel to the finger dock
- Removal of any garbage
- Battery switch is set to #1 – “Engine position”
- Make sure engine is in neutral and throttle is down
- Make sure the shut-off handle (CHOKE) is pushed in
- Turn key one position and alarm buzzers should sound
- Then turn key to starting position
- Once the boat is started the alarms will be silent unless required!!
- Look astern for the cooling water and watch it for a few seconds – While listening to the engine start as well.
- Throttle down and put engine in neutral
- PULL OUT THE SHUT OFF HANDLE (CHOKE) to stall out the engine – NEVER just turn off the key
- Buzzer will come on and then turn the key to off
- Push shut off handle (CHOKE) back in
- While out sail and only when the engine is off switch the battery to #2 – House, to run the instruments and radios
- While sailing lock the prop shaft by putting the engine into reverse
REMEMBER – Do not turn the key to the off position while the engine is running – you must use the shut off handle
NEVER change the master battery switch while the engine is running
CASTING OFF – LEAVING THE DOCKING
- Keep a roving fender sitting on cabin top in a ready position
- Bow crew – take the dock-side bow line with you. Leave the other bow line on shore
- Spring line – take this line with you. Crew can help with casting off by keeping the boat parallel to the dock.
- Stern line – take this line with you.
- HELM – ensure the helm is centred before putting the boat in reverse; ensure no lines are in the water which can foul the prop; double check for wind gusts and traffic before going into reverse.
- HELM: Reverse the boat – there will be some prop-walk and you will have limited steerage until you get water flowing over the rudder.
- CREW use roving fender if required to fend boat off dock.
- Three fenders on the dock side of the boat evenly spaced at the widest part of the boat.
- Two fenders on the opposite side of the boat.
- Make sure docking lines and fenders are in place before entering the harbour.