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2017 Programme of Events (South Coast/Solent) / Re: Beaulieu Barbecue
« Last post by DreamCatcher on Tue 18/Apr/2017 20:43 GMT »
Hi Terry and Jean ,
can you please book myself and Liz with Kouklamou II for Saturday and Sunday night on the mid river pontoon,

Gerry.
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Hi Terry/Jean,
I am booking Nirvana into the marina for the Saturday night.
We will arrive Saturday lunchtime and depart late Sunday morning once there is enough water under the wheels to get out again. :)
Look forward to seeing everyone again soon.
John & Briony.
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Announcing this year's Beaulieu Barbecue Bash

This year's Beaulieu Barbecue will take place on Saturday the 29th of April.

As in the past we expect to have a BBQ meet using the fixed barbecues at Bucklers Hard, normally this takes place from about 1730 onwards.

All you have to do is come along, bringing your own food and drink to be cooked (or drunk) Al Fresco and enjoy the company.

Options for mooring on the Beaulieu River include the visitor's mid-river pontoon (which are provided with both electricity and water) some walk ashore berths available in the area of the fuel pontoon, or berths within the marina its self, although this is more expensive.

I have reserved up to 15 berths on the mid-river pontoon, but remember you may need a dinghy to get ashore if you choose this option.  The harbour office do run a water taxi service, but obviously there is a cost for this.

If you would like to come, please email me either direct  (tacaltec@aol.com) message me on (07810567437) or reply via a response to this notice, indicating whether you would like a river pontoon berth or will be using the marina.  Need to let the harbour people know of expected numbers.

Please note, any boat intending to use the marina needs to book a berth direct with the harbour office, telephone number 01590 616200.

Entering the river a boat with max draft of 2.0m needs a height of tide of 1.7m to cross the bar with 0.5m clearance, so please be guided accordingly.   Calculations should be based on the height of tide at "Stansore Point."    Boats of lesser draft are rarely constrained except on a very low spring. 

Tide times for Bucklers hard are as follows:--

Fri 28th                                        LW     0647       HW   1307        LW    1908

Sat 29th                HW    0130       LW     0731       HW   1353        LW    1952

Sun 30th               HW    0216       LW     0814       HW   1444        LW    2036

The harbour office can be contacted via VHF Ch 68 as you approach Bucklers Hard for berthing information, alternatively you will be met by harbour staff in a dory.


Jean and I will be "On Scene" from Friday the 28th and for the whole weekend.  You are welcome to join us at any time.


Hope to see you there and lets hope for a nice sunny weekend!

Kind regards

Terry and Jean

Iona
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General Discussion / Re: Life Jacket Checks
« Last post by Leon Jennings "Amelia" on Thu 13/Apr/2017 20:52 GMT »
Having read comments I can see how people have different views. You are correct that if lifejackets are professionally serviced a clean air source is used. Lifejackets have a life span of five years but should be checked every six months or at least once a year. If they cannot be blown into why have a manual inflator tube? If a life jacket is fired they are designed to be able to be repacked and rearmed. This video is so leisure boaters can check their own jackets at home. A dingy pump can be used, I have for several years taken mine home and blown them up to test. I have in twenty years never had a Lifejacket issue, bladder problem or any related issue with how I test jackets in a private leisure nature.
I have posted checks information on many advice sites. A year ago this information identified three lifejackets that deflated of which were used by children, without this it would maybe never have been identified and could have been a serious issue for the wearer. It is a personal preference to take on advice or do something different.
I have dealt with a club who had a fatality from a unchecked & not serviced Lifejacket. That club now from advice we aided to provide has given them this information which is very simple and gets across a quick and easy check on life jackets.
If it identifies any issues on any lifejackets then it's done it's job and saved a potential issue.
As a RYA training centre we show how to check your own Lifejacket and the things we have seen would simply shock most people about the subject. Useless unless worn, (RNLI) also useless if not Checked!
Decisions on how are up to the individual, we can only give guidance.

i am so sorry that you seem to have taken some offence. All that you have said is not in question nor is it challenged in any way, except, blowing into a life jacket with ones mouth. It is designed to be used in this way in an emergency only and then only to the end of that emergency. Once moisture enters the jacket in this way its working life is then cut short. In fact once used in anger as it were it should then be discarded. The advice being given above by myself was simply use a dry source to inflate. I absolutely ask that everyone please considers checks of their safety equipment at least once a year if not more.
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General Discussion / Re: Life Jacket Checks
« Last post by Bacchus on Thu 13/Apr/2017 13:57 GMT »
Having read comments I can see how people have different views. You are correct that if lifejackets are professionally serviced a clean air source is used. Lifejackets have a life span of five years but should be checked every six months or at least once a year. If they cannot be blown into why have a manual inflator tube? If a life jacket is fired they are designed to be able to be repacked and rearmed. This video is so leisure boaters can check their own jackets at home. A dingy pump can be used, I have for several years taken mine home and blown them up to test. I have in twenty years never had a Lifejacket issue, bladder problem or any related issue with how I test jackets in a private leisure nature.
I have posted checks information on many advice sites. A year ago this information identified three lifejackets that deflated of which were used by children, without this it would maybe never have been identified and could have been a serious issue for the wearer. It is a personal preference to take on advice or do something different.
I have dealt with a club who had a fatality from a unchecked & not serviced Lifejacket. That club now from advice we aided to provide has given them this information which is very simple and gets across a quick and easy check on life jackets.
If it identifies any issues on any lifejackets then it's done it's job and saved a potential issue.
As a RYA training centre we show how to check your own Lifejacket and the things we have seen would simply shock most people about the subject. Useless unless worn, (RNLI) also useless if not Checked!
Decisions on how are up to the individual, we can only give guidance.
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General Discussion / Re: Life Jacket Checks
« Last post by Steve Parry - Kaikoura on Wed 12/Apr/2017 19:58 GMT »
I have some concern when we are getting 'professional' videos on this forum which are very misleading and may have serious consequences down the line.  I think it would be preferable if a local lifejacket manufactures such as Crewsaver gave us the correct advice. Thanks to Anthony and Leon for pointing this out.
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General Discussion / Re: Life Jacket Checks
« Last post by Leon Jennings "Amelia" on Tue 11/Apr/2017 12:21 GMT »
It is not a good idea to inflate a lifejacket for a test by blowing into it because of the risk of introducing condensation from your breath.  It is better to inflate using a dinghy pump.

Antony

Absolutely agree. Once you have inflated a jacket by blowing it is had its single use and should be cut up and thrown away. You MUST use a dry clean air supply to check inflation. Dinghy pump would be fine but do it on a fine sunny day or dry and warm at home.
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General Discussion / Re: Life Jacket Checks
« Last post by Leoni on Tue 11/Apr/2017 11:09 GMT »
It is not a good idea to inflate a lifejacket for a test by blowing into it because of the risk of introducing condensation from your breath.  It is better to inflate using a dinghy pump.

Antony
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General Discussion / Life Jacket Checks
« Last post by Bacchus on Mon 10/Apr/2017 10:30 GMT »
Did you know that 1 in 10 life jackets won't go off?
It is easy enough to check your own life jackets.
We have created a quick video attached with some guidance.
Thanks  :)
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Items for Sale / Bacchus Yachting & Sea School Training
« Last post by Bacchus on Fri 07/Apr/2017 09:07 GMT »
Good Morning All,
Firstly congratulations again Joe on becoming the new commodore.
Following on from Joe's post earlier this week, I just wanted to let you know a little bit about what we have to offer and upcoming training that some of the members might feel they would benefit from.
We are a RYA Training Centre, and can offer the full range of both practical and theory courses, based from our classroom and base at Haslar Marina.
We are also at hand to offer any advice, or try and answer any questions you might have. We have plenty of experience and knowledge on areas such as close quarter berthing, crewing short handed, tips for building your confidence and even sessions for building your night sailing hours. We can do both own boat tuition or tuition on one of sea school yachts.
In the classroom we offer RYA First Aid, Diesel Engine, Sea Survival, SRC Radio, Day Skipper Theory and Yachtmaster Theory courses.
Online we can do Day Skipper Theory, Yachtmaster Theory, Cevni, PPR and Essential Navigation courses.
I will update you regularly with upcoming courses, and the discounted cost to LOA members.

RYA Diesel Engine Course 15th April £72.25
RYA SRC Radio Course 29th April £84.15
RYA First Aid Course 3rd & 13th May £84.15
RYA Sea Survival Course 7th May £93.50
Evening Sailing Club 19th & 26th April £33.15

Please do get in contact if you have any questions,
Gemma
Email: info@bacchusyachting.co.uk
Tel No: 02392 520200
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