The Powerboat section includes the Diving and Fishing sections.
For the Powerboats during 2015 we continued to maintain the Boats, Trailers and Engines but have not purchased any further equipment due to the financial status of the club.
However the purchase of the galvanized Seahawk trailer and the aluminum rescue boat trailer have reduced the maintenance costs due to corrosion and the target is to continue to upgrade the trailers in the coming years.
The SeaCat has been mothballed, with agreement of the Fishing and Diving Sections, to save on the overall powerboat maintenance costs, which are considerable, and the trailer supported off the ground and boat supported off the trailer to allow for easy preventative maintenance. The engines and hydraulics are tested and run once a week and if there is a growth in demand, which will cover the additional maintenance costs, then it will not be difficult to reinstate the SeaCat back into regular operation.
The SeaHawk is regularly used for fishing and diving and continues to be available for hire by members including a driver.
The New 55HP Tractor has been regularly used for all the boat towing work with great success and we are continuing to use the tractor for beach cleaning of large debris such as washed up logs and in 2016 will upgrade the capability to ensure efficient beach raking as part of the sand fly war and to make it more comfortable for the members sitting on the terrace.
Current beach rake was found not to be capable of raking to the required depth with all the debris on the beach, and we will fabricate a bucket system for debris removal
The Seabarge has been regularly used for trips up the river and the club is happy to organizing evening river boat cruises including food and drinks
We continue to maintain the jetty and have unrestricted access whenever it is required.
Finally the Flightcraft ski boat engine was sent for repair and unfortunately the estimated bill could not be justified currently however if there is an upsurge in wake boarding and water skiing the committee will reconsider either repairing the engine or trading it in for a new or second hand 175HP motor.
For booking and more information about trips you can contact Landale Cranfield. Email: email@example.com or by phone: +60 10 983 9882