Secretary's announcements

As many of you will know, the proceeds of the raffle at the Oxford AGM, together with a generous donation from one of our members, resulted in the Club being in a position to hand over a cheque for £1,000 to the Teddington Lifeboat Station of the RNLI. The accompanying picture shows the handover ceremony that took place on 28th November.

(Left to right:- Tim Ody, Operations Manager, Teddington RNLI station; Mathew Allchirch, RNLI crewman;  Frank Hawkins, BOC Chair; Jeff Gartshore, BOC Vice-chair and David Harrison, BOC Technical Coordinator).

Other news:

  • The draft 2012 AGM minutes and minutes of the committee meeting held on 9th September have been posted on the web site under the 'Members' 'Minutes and Reports' tab.
  • Dates for 2013 committee meetings have been scheduled for: 17th February, 19th May, 8th September and 3rd November. Agendas will be published on the web site in advance of each meeting.

Boat Insurance

An article on the above subject is planned for the next issue of Sweeping Statements.  My enquiries at the boat show were limited - only two companies there - but as a helpful and hopefully money saving hint in the meanrime is, at your renewal, check your cruising limits.  If you insure for Brest to Elbe you will pay for this, but do you need it if you don't leave UK waters - this could save 20% !!!

Vic Hodson

Cetrek 727 Autopilot Manual Added to Library

Owners of boats with an older Cetrek autopilot may find the latest addition to the Library useful - the Owners Manual for the Cetrek 727 contains extensive information on Installation, Setup, Use, Programming, Maintenance and Troubleshooting, as well as in-depth technical information and wiring diagrams. The publication is dated 1987 and covers all component parts of the autopilot system, some of which may have been used with other Cetrek models.

Interested Members should visit the Technical --> Library --> OEM Manuals page to view and/or download this manual.

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Credit Cards


Owing to new charges for the Credit card terminal which will more than treble our monthly rental and process charges and the low volume of usage we regret that we will no longer be able to accept Credit Cards as from the 16/02/2011.The committee will be looking into other means of payment for overseas members .  Richard (Treasurer)  

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