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Do moor up boats correctly using fore and aft mooring lines
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Don'ts (RIB moored incorrectly)

Powerboat Handbook - Dos and Don'ts

Dos and Don'ts for Powerboat Drivers and Crews


  • Do check boat and equipment before starting out
  • Do allow engines to warm up before use
  • Do report any issues as they happen
  • Do check the fuel on the safety and committee boats
  • Do turn off the isolator switch on the RIBs at the end of the day
  • Do put boats on the correct trolleys (all are numbered)
  • Do pump up RIB tanks and trolley tyres if needed
  • Do moor up boats correctly using bow and stern lines


  • Do wear suitable clothing for the conditions
  • Do check that you have a working radio
  • Do always wear a life jacket or buoyance aid (Club requirements when on jetty or water)



  • Don't leave empty fuel tanks in the boat house.  it is a Health and Safety risk and could invalidate our insurance
  • Don't leave outboard engines tilted at the end of the day
  • Don't let the committee boat run out of fuel
  • Don't take equipment off for use on other boats
  • Don't drive the boats onto the trolleys
  • Don't drag the anchor when shifting marks
  • Don't leave it for someone else to do


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September 2015