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  • Apr 28 / 2018
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maintenance, management, news, sailing

New procedure: safely launch and retrieve the club’s RHIBs


Read all about how to safely launch and retrieve the club’s Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs).

The document has been put together by Bruce Mansfield, and is to ensure the personal safety of those directly engaged with launch/retrieval as well as bystanders during activities involving movement of vehicles, and avoid damage to the RHIBs.

It’s on our Rules and policies page.




  • Aug 25 / 2016
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fishing, maintenance, management, news, sailing

Saturday working bees

working bees

With working bees continuing through until to late September there’s plenty of time to drop in on any Saturday morning between 9am – 1pm and lend a hand. If you’re a new member and unfamiliar with the process, you simply review the list of tasks/jobs on the whiteboard and find one that suits you, put your name next to the task and make a start.

There are plenty of projects both inside and outside the clubhouse so irrespective of the weather there is lots to do. This winter’s efforts will include adding bumpers to the floating pontoons, annual mooring maintenance and decking repairs. Sprucing up the clubhouse with some new timber and lots of painting is high on this year’s to-do list.

If you can’t make it on Saturdays, but are available during the week please contact me on 0412 241 980 and we’ll arrange a time and find a job that suits you.

Hans Schepers | Rear Commodore



  • Aug 24 / 2016
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maintenance, news, sailing

Winter working bees and sailing committee update

Once again a big thank-you to all those who have participated in the Saturday working bees. Week by week the clubhouse is looking fresher both inside and out as more and more paint goes on.

Some of our more significant projects, like the repair of the upper deck and the construction of the barriers under the Northern pier are well underway. Replacement of weatherboards on the front and sides of the clubhouse will begin in the near future.

The following working bee tasks are in progress or completed:

  • Club house – dusting of surfaces and wall, cleaning of carpet and painting
  • Upper kitchen – fit locks to cupboards, investigate source of water leak above range hood
  • Bar – painting, new racking in cupboards for glass storage, cleaning behind refrigerators
  • Change rooms/toilets – non-slip matting cleaned, shower dividers and doors painted, replace covers on lighting, cleaned floor and fans, install new hand driers
  • Race locker – refurbished shelving and painting
  • James Pearl trailer refurbished ready for the black pearls
  • Deck and piers – improvement to fishing table and cleaning sink, replace any aging deck boards
  • Plumbing – replaced all tap washers, investigate replacing of old hot water units
  • Electrical – test and tag equipment checks, scope CCTV project
  • Lighting – change over remainder of flouros to led style tubes
  • Slips and dinghies – clean and paint (northern dingy), fit sacrificial skids to fiberglass dinghies, winch pit cleaned and flexible cover over cable fitted

The Sailing Committee also been very busy with working bee actives and here is an update to their progress:

  • Purchase of a new trailer for Willy 1 has been approved by CoM
  • Willy 3 (blue RiB) will be fitted with a T-Top – similar to that on Willy 2
  • Pontoon fenders have arrived and will be fitted shortly
  • Training plans are being developed
  • Sailing calendar being finalised
  • Successful TACKERS working bee
  • TACKERS and youth development strategy initiated

With tides and weather limiting what we can achieve on Saturdays, we will take the opportunity to knock off some of the remaining tasks on weekdays. If you are available to put in a few hours during the week please contact Hans Schepers (Rear Commodore) on 0412 241 980.

  • Aug 02 / 2016
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event, maintenance, management, sailing

TACKERS families working bee

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Calling all TACKERS kids and their families.

You are all invited to come to the club for a special TACKERS working bee on Saturday 6 August.

We will be working indoors, so it will be running no matter what the weather. There will be a variety of jobs for kids and parents to help with; Opti boats will need cleaning, life jackets to be cleaned and washed and other sundry tasks. We will also need helpers to cook the BBQ lunch. So come on down anytime from 10am, lunch will be 12.30.

For safety reasons, we have to place a minimum age of 7 of any children in attendance and all children will need to be supervised by a parent, or other adult.

Lois, with the assistance of TACKERS instructors, will be running a short meeting with parents around lunchtime to discuss what the families are looking for in our TACKERS program moving forwards and how to plan for that- both formal courses and TACKERS Fleet activities.

Wear your old warm clothes in case there are messy jobs to do!