Suntracker pontoon boat

Venue: Hamble River

Instructor Qualification:

RYA Powerboat Level 2, plus in-house induction and training

Ratio:             
Maximum 12 passengers. 

In addition to the Instructor there must be at least one responsible adult present during session aware of the abilities and disabilities within the group

Equipment:

Boat must be in good state of repair.  The following should all be in good condition and working order:

hulls, sides/gates, decking, seating, painters, attachment points, outboard engine fuel tanks, battery, anchor, steering wheel/cables, fire extinguisher                                    

Instructor should have available:

  • Paddle, Mobile Phone, First Aid Kit.
  • Monthly logged checks will be carried out on the boats and their fittings
  • Engine will be serviced regularly

Pre Session:

When planning the way a session will be run consideration needs to be given to:

  • Weather: Air temperature, wind (speed and direction), water temperature, outlook, when appropriate wind, chill, burn time.
  • Tide: Time of high/low water, range.
  • Group Ability: Individual needs, medical issues.
  • Report/record details of direction/destination and estimated return time.
  • Check boat, equipment and amount of fuel carried

Session:

  • Fit and check personal buoyancy before going afloat.
  • Give safety talk, as appropriate, at start of session
  • Ensure that care is taken while participants are on jetty or near water

Exceptions may be made. See Safety Policy: Personal Buoyancy.

End of Session:

  • Ensure care is taken when disembarking, while on jetty and while putting boat away
  • During busy periods the motorboat should not be left unattended on jetty.
  • Faulty equipment should be labelled and/or removed from service.  The fault should be logged (staffroom whiteboard/check sheet) and made good as soon as possible.

THE INSTRUCTOR HAS FINAL SAY IN DECIDING WHETHER OR NOT A SESSION TAKES PLACE AND IN WHAT MANNER IT IS CARRIED OUT