Boat Yard Rules
PROCEDURE AND REGULATIONS FOR STORING BOATS ON LRYC PROPERTY
BOAT YARD CAPTAIN: The Boat Yard Captain is responsible to the Commodore. The Boat Yard Captain is responsible for the direction of all LRYC Members who make use of the LRYC Boatyard. That is, the Boat Yard Captain is the direct representative of the Commodore and has the authority to insist that the following preconditions and procedures are adhered to by the LRYC Members. The Boat Yard Captain has the authority to organize the placement of boats, cradles and trailers and like material within the LRYC boatyard in a manner which is in the best interest of the LRYC. The Boatyard Captain shall report to the Commodore the boat names, boat owner s names of all boats in the LRYC boatyard on October 31 and 1 June of each year.
Although LRYC maintains a staff of two equipment operators, their sole purpose is to move, launch and haul boats. It is not their duty or responsibility to clean up after boat owners. LRYC is a club where members are required to do their part to keep fees down by contributing physically whenever possible. This includes pitching-in around the boat yard.
LRYC BOAT YARD RULES AND ETIQUETTE
“Common Sense, Compliance with Laws, Consideration Toward Others”
LRYC invoices must be paid in full prior to hauling.
LRYC is not responsible for any theft or loss of items left on or around vessel.
LRYC shall not be liable for any damage to a vessel resulting from such vessel s inability to withstand haul out and launch due to age, construction or cradle deficiencies. Yard equipment operators reserve the right to refuse haul or launch of any vessel they deem to be in an unsafe condition.
All persons wishing to enter the boat yard for any reason do so at their own risk.
It is forbidden to live aboard any vessel stored in the boat yard.
Boat owners storing at LRYC are to ensure the boat name is legibly painted on the front of their cradle.
Owners are responsible to keep the area around their boats clean at all times. Refuse thrown on the ground (like masking tape), even temporarily, has a tendency to be blown around. So tie a garbage bag to your cradle to collect the small bits. Failure to clean up around your work area at the end of the day could result in a clean-up fee.
The following set of rules and regulations, though seemingly long, is not exhaustive, and is compiled not only for the protection of LRYC but also for your protection as well as the protection of your boat and gear.
All water hoses must have nozzles. When you are finished with the water hoses, turn them off and place them back neatly in the area you found them.
Every effort should be made to capture and properly dispose of non-biodegradable debris from boat washing and to use only minimal amounts of phosphate-free, nontoxic, and biodegradable cleaners.
Electrical and water supplies are provided for normal maintenance and repairs. It is not intended that these services be used for extended periods, for example, leaving boat batteries or electric lights or heaters connected over the winter months. For fire safety reasons, boats are not to be left plugged in and unattended. Boats found plugged in will be unplugged.
Parking in the boat yard is limited. Owners must not leave vehicles unattended due to the room required to manoeuvre the tree farmer and trailer.
Oils and antifreeze must be placed in the correct containers. Once oil filters and containers have drained they are to be removed from the waste oil tank and disposed in the waste bin. Dispose of paint cans, drop and wind clothes, oil, anti- freeze, gasoline, diesel, solvents, paint, bilge water, cleansers, and other hazardous waste in a lawful manner.
For safety reasons, sails should be removed prior to haul and should not be installed prior to launch.
Yard staff have the right to move or re-arrange any vessel without notice. Yard staff will attempt to meet owners requests with regard to a boat s position in the yard over the winter without guarantee.
Please ensure your boats cabins/hatches, dinghies and outboard motors are secured prior to being left unattended.
If you are going to be out of the Nova Scotia area for an extended period of time it is a good idea to leave a set of boat keys with someone in case of an emergency.
BOAT LAUNCH/HAUL PROCEDURES
It is the responsibility of the boat owner to contact the Boat Yard Captain or his/her representative to make an appointment for boat launching or hauling.
When launching or hauling a boat, owners are to ensure they have sufficient help or the equipment operator may refuse to perform the function due to safety reasons. (Minimum crew is three on the railway and two on the boat.)
Owners who book and miss an appointment or show up without sufficient crew will be billed accordingly. (The rate as per the 2014 fee schedule is $30.)
Senior members are allowed 2 free dockage days immediately prior to hauling and immediately after launching. This entitlement is not bankable!
Once boats are launched, owners are responsible to put the levelling blocking back on the pad behind the winch house for future use. Any winter framing or ladders that the owner wishes to retain must be placed on the cradle and not stored elsewhere in the yard or it will probably end up in the garbage.
BOAT MAINTENANCE IN YARD:
- All fibreglass, paint stripping or power sanding work must be properly covered and sealed by taping sheeting on to the hull around the boat. In addition, a tarp is required on the ground to protect the boat yard grounds. The use of a vacuum sander is recommended and the use of personal safety gear (spray socks, respirators or dust masks, safety glasses) should be used at all times when doing such work on your boat.
- Upon daily completion of scraping and sanding work, the residue created must be cleaned off the ground sheet/tarp and placed in a disposable bag that can be sealed and placed in the trash. Once the filter cloth is cleaned, it must be rolled up and stored under the hull in such a manner that neither high winds nor run off rainwater can spread the residue particles onto the ground.
- Paint and epoxy must be mixed over a tarp and any spills must be cleaned up immediately.
- All work must be carried out in a safe and professional manner. All tenants, sub trades people are required to comply with WCB rules and regulations. Owners/Skippers are responsible to ensure any trades people have adequate liability insurance and are current with WCB. Owners/Skippers are also expected to engage in safe work practices.
- LRYC reserves the right at its sole discretion to stop unsafe work practices and if deemed necessary to order the offending worker(s) to leave the site at the Owners/Skippers sole risk and expense.
- With regard to noise outside of the scope of work being completed, i.e. radio/stereo volume, please be respectful of neighbouring boat owners tenants.