Balmy Beach Canoe Club
you are instructed on how to carry your boat and place it in the water.
Ask a coach if you are not sure. Remember...
BOATS & EQUIPMENT
AFTER USING BOATS
Two people, especially
if Bantam aged or new paddlers, are required to transport single boats.
Larger boats always
require a minimum of two people carrying them.
K-4s are to be carried
by three people and by the cockpits, not by the bow or stern.
War canoes require
a combined effort by all its paddlers to get it in and out of the water.
Don't lay a boat
on the dock.
Handle paddles carefully.
Don't throw them. Don't lean on them. Don't grind them into the ground.
Floorboards are required
in all wooden C boats.
All wing nuts, foot
rests, seats and runners must be left in the correct boat.
Do not stand up in
Do not hang your
feet out of a boat.
Never purposely jump
out of a boat at any time during a regatta or throw equipment while on
Never try to take a kayak out of the water when it is full of water!
To empty the water, first turn the kayak right side up. Then push
down on the nose letting as much water run to the front of the boat as
is possible., Pick up the nose of the boat and quickly turn it upside
down, letting the water run out of the cockpit. Repeat this procedure
tow or three times.
Dry off your boat, even the inside!.
This applies to both wood and plastic boats. A wet plastic boat can
drip onto a wooden boat below and cause dry rot. This damage would
have to be fixed.
Return boats to their designated spot. Boats stored outside the
boathouse must be secured with a bungee cord.
Replace paddles after use in the appropriate colored rack. Paddles
left on the ground or dock could get broken or cause a fall for someone
carrying a boat.
Boat covers left on the ground pick up dirt and sand which scratch a
boat's finish. Make sure covers are hung up or rolled and placed
in an appropriate spot off the ground.
All other equipment should be returned to its proper storage place.
This includes life jackets, buns and floorboards.
Report any damage at once to your coach and fill out a "damage form".
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