BOAT STORAGE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
*TO BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE HYC BY-LAWS*
- The pontoon, ramp, slipway and yard are under the control and supervision of the Rear Commodore at all times.
- The storage position of any vessel or equipment is at the discretion of the Rear Commodore or Delegate.
- A vessel or equipment may be moved to accommodate the maximum amount of Members from time to time.
- The grass rigging area must be kept clear of vehicles except when otherwise approved by the Rear Commodore.
- HYC shall in no way be responsible for any damage to, or loss from, vessels or equipment during storage or whilst vessels are in the yard.
- Owners are responsible for works on their vessels including maintaining a clean and safe working environment in the immediate vicinity of their vessel.
- Except in an emergency, only appropriate financial members can use storage facilities (senior, family, life)
- The Tractor may only be operated by Members that hold a current Automobile Drivers Licence, have completed an induction or VOC carried out by the Rear Commodore or his delegate and appear on an approved list of Tractor Operators, held by the Committee.
- Any member with a current automobile drivers licence can launch and retrieve trailable boats using their own vehicle.
- Unattended vessels must not be left on the North side of the pontoon - slipping and rescue craft need access 24/7.
- Vessels must not use the SW side of the outer pontoon finger - VMR have exclusive rights to tie up in this area.
- No vessel is to be left on the pontoon for longer than twelve (12) hours without the permission of the Rear Commodore.
- The slipway must be kept clear of obstruction at all times.
- Only routine maintenance of vessels is allowed unless by specific exemption from the Rear Commodore.
- Members employing Contractors to work on their vessel whilst in the yard must ensure that the Contractor has all necessary insurances, have advised the Rear Commodore of Contractors presence, signed into the Visitors book by boat owner and provide own safety equipment whilst working in the yard.
- Any member or contractor bringing in any large equipment (skips, cranes, trucks, etc) must advise the Rear Commodore prior to the equipment arriving and must comply with any requests of the Rear Commodore.
- Prior to commencing any spray painting, grinding or sandblasting operation, permission must be obtained from the Rear Commodore. This may require the re-position of the boat and any other limitations will be advised.
- Any damage caused by overspray or dust will be the responsibility of the person undertaking the work.
- HYC does not supply portable electrical tools or leads.
- Persons working on vessels shall only use tools and equipment that are safe and fit for purpose.
- HYC provides approved planks that shall only be used for access to vessels in the yard. All trestles, boards and ladders must be firmly secured and stable on the ground when in use.
- Members and contractors must return HYC equipment to the designated safe secure storage area after use.
- Members and contractors are liable for any damage to HYC equipment caused by abuse, misuse or beyond normal wear and tear.
- Paint cans, used oil and other redundant materials resulting from boat cleaning, servicing and/or maintenance activities, must be removed from the yard and disposed of by the owner. HYC rubbish bins are NOT to be used when there are large quantities of waste. The committee may determine a charge for excess rubbish.
- Any fuel stored in the yard shall be in approved containers and only stored in the Outboard Shed.
- All yard storage invoices must be paid three (3) months in advance and within 30 days from invoice date.
- All trailable boats stored in the HYC yard are required to be insured.
- Any members property left in the yard without the approval of the Rear Commodore for over six (6) months or for which charges are outstanding, may be disposed of by the Committee in accordance with legislative provisions.
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