Club boats

Club boats and their use

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Boats for ladies use

DOUBLES

201

Reg

Lightweight, currently being repaired.  Also used by juniors who are reminded to take care of the boat and not meant to use if they have large feet eg 9+ (this doesn’t always happen).

ARM201

Army boat

Medium weight boat but heavy for ladies to carry, suitable for ladies or mixed crew

202

Junior boat (yellow and red bow canvas)

Ask permission for use - should be available for ladies’ use if juniors not using.

206

Wintec

Medium weight, new boat, take particular care when use as used by racing crews.

207

Katherine Grainger

Ladies boat, although men under a certain weight (see sticker in boat for this weight) can use if there is no other boat available for them, as long as not needed by ladies.  Take care with shoes not to stretch, up to size 8.

208

Aylings

Medium weight boat, although heavy for ladies to carry.

209

‘Burgundy’ Burgashell

Medium weight boat, suitable for ladies as also not too heavy to carry.  More stable than 201 KG if conditions rough.

Number not known

Suffolk Foundation

Junior double, can use if not needed by juniors, best check before use.

 

SINGLES

135

 

136

 

137

 

Hod’s

Hod’s old boat, recently refurbished, light weight so should suit ladies, no number yet

105

Heavy weight

107

Army turquoise boat, kept by river wall, heavy weight, for 14 stone person

 

QUADS

New quad (kept in boathouse)

Can be used but need very competent person at bow

Grey quad

Heavy to carry so need help, stable for rougher conditions

Junior quad

Lightweight, can use if juniors not using

Note re launching quad at high water:

  1.  Plan how to do this first eg feed boat  into water and put alongside ramp at right angles to normal launching position, then let bow person in, push boat out a little, then 2 etc.
  2. Can use DYC ramp only if not in use by DYC – tends to be less busy in winter.

 

BLADES

Right-hand racks

Use any blades designated for ‘club use’ (below ↓arrow).

The top rack has 4 pairs of blades for the junior quad (blue tape on them), use for junior quad only.

Left-hand racks

Can use any, these tend to have smaller grips and are used by juniors so may suit ladies.  If juniors have an outing, best check they’re not needed.

 

 

NOTES RE CARE AND MAINTENANCE

Boats:

  • Inspect for defects before/after outings eg:  bowball, heel restraints, seats/slides (check slides run freely ie no grit etc), tightness of rigger nuts, foot stretcher, cracks/holes in hull
  • Ensure hatches out after outings and in during outings
  • Washing – pay particular attention to metal parts eg riggers, slides

Blades:

  • When leaning blades on wall etc, lean on the sleeve
  • Brittle, don’t drop, chip easily particularly if dropped on a hard edge
  • Care with spoons so check if chipped/damaged if eg hit buoy
  • Don’t carry more blades than comfortable
  • Washing – ensure handles and sleeves clean, best if can use washing-up liquid