Upon returning to Western Port Marina:
- Firstly, dock at the FUEL WHARF. For safety reasons, TURN OFF THE MOTOR AND ALL ON BOARD MUST GET OUT OF THE BOAT. When filling with unleaded 91 fuel, put the nozzle well down into the tank (this ensures early cut-off, thereby avoiding overfill & fuel expansion problems). Payment is by credit card only & you preselect a $ amount (unused fuel is credited back to your card). It is best to select a high $ amount, say $50 or more, and then be credited with a refund, thereby ensuring that the tank is close to full.
- After restarting the motor, BCs should finally check the fuel gauge reads close to full before leaving the Fuel Wharf. The fuel cost for your trip would usually be divided up equally between those on board.
- Secondly, dock on the SERVICE ROW for retrieval. Normally put motor UP (this tells WP staff to take the boat OUT – if boat is to stay in, leave motor down). Take all your gear out of the boat and remove your trip rubbish (bin beside gate). Then attach the club hose (in the boat) to the Marina fresh water supply outlet. Take out the 4 boat mats & wash them down. Open boat drainage outlets & flush the inside of the boat (leave outlets open). Then replace our mats. Don’t forget to detach our hose & return it to the Club Boat. Vital – ensure the sounder, anchor & BATTERY are all turned OFF. Then the front part of the canvas cover can be clipped on, but leave the back section open, allowing WP staff access to flush the motor later on. Leave the two boat cleaning towels hanging from the holes on the side of the bait board.
NB – If the service row is ever full, you dock the boat on D block row & phone the Marina office (inform them of the berth number you selected). Follow the same procedures outlined above, as for the service row. You can leave via the D block gate (N.B. – your fob key may NOT open this gate from the outside).
Finally, BCs must REPORT ANY PROBLEMS with motor/ boat/Marina to the CBC Andrew Newton (0401 715 162)- a.s.a.p. on the SAME day (remember another member may have booked the boat for the NEXT day).