Safety tips for the fall and winter season

  • 7/October/2020
  • Category: Environment, Environment, Environment

With the arrival of autumn and winter, there are still great days to enjoy the sea. However, during the season there are likely to be weeks or months during which you do not use your boat.

Tips for keeping it in the best condition!

  • Properly moor the boat. The Club puts at your disposal the appropriate land mooring ropes equipped with impact attenuators and safety systems in order to avoid any type of damage as much as possible. If you detect any anomalies contact us.
  • Place the appropriate sized fenders and ensure that they are at the correct pressure if they are inflatable. There should be a minimum of four fenders per side and if you notice that they often deflate, they need to be replaced.
  • Check that your boat keeps the correct distance from the dock.  Take into account that when there is low pressure the sea level rises and boats tend to get closer to the dock.  You should also add to this factor the effects that strong winds and turbulence of the water inside the sports dock can produce.Boats between 8 and 14 metres long – minimum 2 m.
  • Boats between 14 and 24 m long – minimum 3 m. Take into account that when the level of the sea rises due to low pressure, the boats tend to get closer to the dock; add to this the turbulence of the water and the effects of the wind inside the dock.  
  • Empty bilge water and dirty water tanks. This service is available at the Gas Station and is free to all Club users.
  • If you have a sailboat and you don’t plan to use it during some time, it is advisable to remove the sails, especially the bow ones.  If not, sails and covers must be secured.  
  • Remove awnings to prevent wear and tear.
  • If you have a cover to protect the open cockpit of your boat, you need to put a stick in the middle or some system to prevent the water from accumulating in it and stop it from ending up inside the boat.
  • It is advisable to check your boat at least once a month and always before a bad weather episode.
  • In the event of a storm, always access the boat accompanied by the Club’s marine security team. Also, do not approach dikes and breakwaters for your own safety.

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