Revision as of 17:45, 20 August 2010 by Stefie10
- It's good practice to always have 2 volunteers per motorboat so one can help and the other can control the boat.
- ALWAYS KILL THE ENGINE when around people in the water. It is so easy to leave the boat in gear and not realize, off is the only way to ensure the prop is not spinning.
- When it comes to the Charles River Yacht Club, it is much better to use the motorboat to physically move boats away from that area than to shout instructions to beginner sailors on how to maneuver themselves away. 60-70% of the time, a new sailor does the exact opposite anyway, so coming up on the leeward side of the Tech and just pushing them onto the other tack with the motorboat is fine, especially because damage done between our boats is better than damage between ours and other people's. Grab the painter and tow them off right away.
- If a mark gets wrapped on a prop, turn the key off before unwrapping the line. If the key is on, the engine could engage when the prop is spun.