ST AUBIN'S BOAT OWNERS ASSOCIATION

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LATEST NEWS - April 2019

2019 AGM MINUTES CAN BE READ HERE:


THANK YOU ALL FOR ATTENDING. PLEASE BE ADVISED 2019 SUBS ARE NOW DUE. Without your support, we can not do what we do. SABOA has been working hard with Ports of Jersey for over 10 years now to ensure that the needs of all boat owners in St Aubin's Harbour are met. Please continue to support us and pay your subs today. Thank you.

We are teaming up with the Ports of Jersey for our first beach clean of the year, due to take place on Saturday 06 April, from 10.00 – 12noon. Please come along and offer your support. Family and friends are welcome too.

Help us reduce plastic and litter pollution and prevent damage to our marine eco-system. All equipment – gloves, litter pickers and buckets will be provided.

Tea, Coffee and yummy breakfast rolls will also be available for SABOA members and PoJ staff. Please come along if you can and support this fantastic environmental initiative.  

We will be holding a social and film evening in the near future at the RCIYC on a Monday or Tuesday evening. The date and time is still to be decided.  A suitable film has been chosen and we will meet up about half an hour earlierfor a chat.

Several members have been meeting up on Monday mornings at The Shack at about 10.00 am until about 12.00 noon for a coffee and a chat. The atmosphere has been lovely. Please come along to meet members if you wish. You will be made very welcome. 

Outboard maintenance tips – step by step 4-stroke guide
Read more at https://www.pbo.co.uk/expert-advice/how-to-recover-an-immersed-4-stroke-and-other-maintenance-tips-from-the-honda-institute-60143#GWtHGJg65Px2zTmr.99

How to bag a bargain boat: why GRP cruising yachts have never been cheaper
Read more at https://www.pbo.co.uk/boats/how-to-bag-a-bargain-boat-why-grp-cruising-yachts-have-never-been-cheaper-60196#Rc0VWehGwtC3SxxM.99

You can tell an unloved boat by the state of her bilges. There are many products available to clean an oily, smelly bilge.

However, there are environmental consequences to consider – you can’t just pump oil overboard, even oil that’s emulsified by a bilge cleaner, so you need to make every effort to capture the oily stuff and dispose of it in a waste oil bin if you can.

One solution is to use a wet vac to suck out of the bilges and contain the waste.

Once this is done and the oil is gone you can have another go at cleaning out the bilges and removing any smelly residue.


Read more at PRACTICAL BOAT OWNER

WHAT TO DO WITH OUT OF DATE FLARES

With the summer season approaching fast, are you and your boat ready? One local boat owner recently purchased a second hand vessel only to find three red parachute flares on board that had expired in December 1992! Out of date flares can be extremely volatile and may not work at the point when you may need them the most. If you have any out of date flares, you can take them to the new Household Recycling Centre at their facilities at La Collette or Jackson's Yacht Services. Alternatively, South Pier Marine Ltd will take them if you are purchasing new flares in store. Every year between 2500 -3500 out of date pyrotechnics are disposed of locally by Stuart Elliott who is the island's explosives expert. If you have any questions regarding out of date pyrotechnics, please call Stuart direct on 07797 757977. Please do not dispose of them by any other means.

FISHING FOR ORMERS? BE IN THE KNOW

LIFEJACKETS.....

THIS ESSENTIAL PIECE OF SAFETY EQUIPMENT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE. IS YOURS UP TO THE TASK? DID YOU KNOW THAT VITAL COMPONENTS HAVE A SHELF LIFE OF AROUND 3 YEARS? JERSEY COASTGUARD ARE NOW ABLE TO INSPECT AND ADVISE YOU ON THE HEALTH OF YOUR LIFEJACKET. FOR A FREE CONSULTATION, CALL 447705 TO ARRANGE YOUR INDIVIDUAL 1 TO 1 TODAY. DON'T BECOME ANOTHER STATISTIC. 

S.A.B.O.A. ARE PROUD SUPPORTERS OF THE RNLI AND CHANNEL ISLANDS AIRSEARCH

SABOA ARE KEEN TO SUPPORT THE C.I.A.S. AND RAISE FUNDS TOWARD A NEW AIRCRAFT TO REPLACE THE OLD LIONS' PRIDE FOLLOWING A EMERGENCY LANDING IN 2013. PLEASE CLICK ON THE LOGO TO FIND WAYS IN WHICH YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT THEM.

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