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andy_beharrell started Management and booking system 4 weeks Do any other sailability clubs have an overall management or booking system? While we do run open se...
Spike Spencer replied to Solid State Motor Drivers 1 month A quick update: As well as a prototype 3-channel driver for Tideway, since the Tech Conference in Fe...
Simon Whiteley replied to Hansa 303 in need of new home 4 months Two more photos 
Simon Whiteley started Hansa 303 in need of new home 4 months We (Tideway Sailability) are upgrading our intensively used fleet of 303s, and have a well used boat...
Spike Spencer replied to Stiff steering on Hansa boats 4 months Thanks for that advice, Simon. We have had similar problems and taken similar corrective action.  ...
andy_beharrell replied to Seats available to a good home for a Drascombe 4 months David, No problem at all - all the best for this season. If anyone else is interested, then just let...
david mckee replied to Seats available to a good home for a Drascombe 4 months Andy...sorry it has taken a little longer than planned to get back to you. Having discussed the offe...
Simon Whiteley started Intro to sailing- links to modifiable files 4 months Cover: powerpoint. The page size of this version is set to A4 plus 4mm for the spine. The graphics a...
Simon Whiteley started Intro to Sailing- pdfs for booklet printing 4 months pdf files for printing the booklet below. The files are set out as follows: The set up is for a per...
Simon Whiteley started Suzuki or Honda 15hp for safety boat 4 months Approaching time to replace our trusty Honda 15hp. Our first instinct was to do a like for like but ...
andy_beharrell replied to Seats available to a good home for a Drascombe 5 months David, One further image attached to see it from the other angle. Best wishes, Andy
andy_beharrell replied to Seats available to a good home for a Drascombe 5 months David, Attached is an image of the seats. As I remember it (I didn't sail the Drascombe much), ...
Simon Whiteley replied to hoisting 5 months My concern with the individual hoisting plan approach is that it introduces another step into the ho...
david mckee replied to hoisting 5 months Simon..thanks for the reply. We are considering how to respond to the HSE directives but also what t...
Simon Whiteley replied to hoisting 5 months We don’t do that, and will resist doing so. My view is that an individual hoisting plan is not req...
david mckee replied to Seats available to a good home for a Drascombe 5 months Andy...we have a drascombe Lugger which we use mainly as a load carrier. It has bench seats. What ar...
david mckee replied to hoisting 5 months Simon...thanks. What I also need is a pro forma for each sailor who does not have their own lifting ...
andy_beharrell started Seats available to a good home for a Drascombe 5 months Hi all, We have recently sold our Drascombe Longboat (replaced by a Wheelyboat). As it was sold to a...
Simon Whiteley started Introduction to Sailing- Hansa 2.3 and 303 5 months Introduction to Sailing- Hansa 2.3 and 303 ebook I have written the attached learning to sail guide ...
Simon Whiteley replied to hoisting 5 months Hi David   here is the Tideway one
david mckee started hoisting 5 months We need to create a generic lifting plan for independent sailors who need to be hoisted in to a boat...
Simon Whiteley replied to Insecure Login 5 months Thanks, it is at least backed up regularly. 
SteveR replied to Insecure Login 5 months We had an incidence of being hacked on one site I helped with and it was a nightmare to replace all ...
Simon Whiteley replied to Insecure Login 5 months Hi Steve yes I noticed that and I have had one attempt to switch to a HTTPS setup but the principal ...
SteveR replied to Sailability Conference 2018 Technology workshop ou... 5 months Yes, thanks to all who are taking time try to make this work as well as we hoped at the meeting.
SteveR started Insecure Login 5 months Hi all, I just popped in after being laid up for a couple of weeks to see how may people have kept t...
Spike Spencer started Miniature Tongue Joystick 5 months
Simon Whiteley started Stiff steering on Hansa boats 5 months I was getting complaints from our young or less mobile sailors that the steering on many of our  Ha...
Simon Whiteley replied to Email lists, volunteer details etc 5 months The attachment has a pdf of the latest version of the registration form, hopefully GDPR compliant.
Simon Whiteley replied to Reefing Hansa 303s and Liberty's 6 months And another
Simon Whiteley replied to Reefing Hansa 303s and Liberty's 6 months One photo at a time
Simon Whiteley replied to Reefing Hansa 303s and Liberty's 6 months Some photos on how we set up our 303s. Using aluminium clam cleats is in my view critical- plastic j...
paulbenn replied to Sip & Puff unit 6 months All - the exact variant to use is the PSF 102 - 711. Have a look at the attached key for simple phys...
paulbenn replied to Sip & Puff unit 6 months Hi Spike I used the World Magnetics PSF 102. It is user adjustable or can be factory preset. UK dist...
Spike Spencer replied to Sip & Puff unit 6 months Hi Paul. Too many variants from suppliers of that type of switch.  As you have already done the res...
SteveR replied to CVs of technical experts- add here 6 months Hi all, Steve here from Hunstanton Sailing and Watersports Centre. As I mentioned at the Conference ...
Simon Whiteley replied to Solid State Motor Drivers 6 months Very interesting. Tideway is probably in the market for a new end to end system based on something l...
Forum admin replied to Forum Posting/Management 6 months I learnt at uni 40 years ago that I am a bodge programer.. By FAQ I meant the how to help section.
Spike Spencer replied to Forum Posting/Management 6 months All good stuff.  If it works, it's not a bodge. The edit thing now spotted.  No particular vi...
Spike Spencer started Solid State Motor Drivers 6 months As promised, the attached essay is my account of the developments made at New Forest & District ...
Forum admin replied to Forum Posting/Management 6 months Hi Spike Bit of a bodge, let me know what you think: I have removed the time limit on editing/ delet...
William Alastair replied to Forum Posting/Management 6 months Thanks Spike-  all good suggestions and will look into the technical ones. There is a rather obscur...
paulbenn replied to CVs of technical experts- add here 6 months Hi All Definitely, not an expert but can find my way around 12v electrics and sort the standard Libe...
Spike Spencer replied to Liberty Mk 2 controller wiring diagram (courtesy B... 6 months Having been involved with certification of aircraft equipment required to operate in a Marine enviro...
Spike Spencer replied to DIY steering servo for Hawk and Martin 16 6 months When Keith Harris wanted his SKUD adapted for the tongue-switch control system, we also used a Ray...
Spike Spencer started Forum Posting/Management 6 months HiImmediately after my initial post (with poor spelling), unable to find an "Edit Post" facility Or...
Spike Spencer replied to CVs of technical experts- add here 6 months It was good to meet all at the Sailability Conference this last weekend.  I'll post more deta...
Simon Whiteley replied to CVs of technical experts- add here 6 months Thanks Chris. Anything that helps sailability is a good use of the forum as far as I am concerned. D...
Simon Whiteley started Sailability Conference 2018 Technology workshop ou... 6 months Many thanks to Pam for her help.
sussexsailor replied to CVs of technical experts- add here 6 months Simon Thanks for starting this thread to get the ball rolling following the Sailability Conference. ...
Forum admin started CVs of technical experts- add here 6 months Please add your CV by replying to this thread. To aid accessibility, I would include some key words ...
david mckee started Mason's Grant 1 year We(Wealden Sailability) have been selected as one of the 300 charities to share in a £3 million dis...
Simon Whiteley replied to IT provision for Sailability clubs 1 year While looking into this, I came across this site https://www.tt-exchange.org/. Cheap versions of st...
Simon Whiteley replied to IT provision for Sailability clubs 1 year Since I wrote, we have gone with Dropbox plus- single login with 1tb storage costing c£80 pa. The l...
andy_beharrell replied to IT provision for Sailability clubs 1 year Simon, The main reason we decided against Dropbox and others was the cost. The advantage we found wi...
Simon Whiteley replied to Email lists, volunteer details etc 1 year An update- we are now also using the system for recording our daily attendance by volunteers and sai...
Simon Whiteley replied to IT provision for Sailability clubs 2 years We haven't yet started down this road, although will need to soon. I have got as far as thinkin...
andy_beharrell started IT provision for Sailability clubs 2 years I know this is perhaps a topic to cure insomnia, but at the Woolverstone Project we have decided to ...
Simon Whiteley started Engaging ways of teaching simple knots 2 years When preparing for an indoor sailing session, we were shown a fun way of teaching the figure-of-8: "...
Simon Whiteley started Sailing for beginners 2 years We have a steady stream of adult beginner sailors with physical rarher than learning disabilities. W...
Malcolm Bentley replied to Medical Information 2 years We ask for details of medical conditions and medication from all sailors joining. This data is store...
Simon Whiteley replied to Medical Information 2 years We ask for (but do not insist on) some information, but more for demographic purposes. So we ask if ...
david mckee started Medical Information 2 years I would be interested to know if other centres request medical information about potential clients. ...
Simon Whiteley replied to DBS checking 2 years At Tideway we were under some pressure from the local authority run centre where we are based to che...
Simon Whiteley replied to Indoor sailing taster/demo 2 years Managed to get hold of the indoor sailing document that is no longer on the RYA website (Youtube lin...
andy_beharrell replied to DBS checking 2 years Thanks everyone for the replies. At the Woolverstone Project we have around 60 volunteers, so we hav...
geoff woodthorpe replied to DBS checking 2 years We - Hykeham Sailability - check all volunteers. Theoretically our recent Sport England grant applic...
AnneBailey replied to DBS checking 2 years We (Dart Sailability) checks all volunteers.
andy_beharrell started DBS checking 2 years I was wondering how others go about doing DBS checks? Do you check just instructors (including Chief...
david mckee replied to Fund raising for a wheelyboat 2 years Many thanks for the comments. We are sitting down today to try and decide what to do. We will have s...
andy_beharrell replied to Indoor sailing taster/demo 2 years Simon, There is some information on indoor sailing games on the RYA Sailability website: Indoor sai...
andy_beharrell replied to Fund raising for a wheelyboat 2 years David and others, We have faced exactly the same issues at the Woolverstone Project. We have two cen...
Simon Whiteley started Indoor sailing taster/demo 2 years We have been asked to put on a short (max 1 hour) indoor sailing taster/demo for a group of young ad...
Accessible Boating replied to Volunteers registering for duties 2 years Graham, We have a smaller problem, as we operate canal boats we only generally need two crew (except...
Simon Whiteley replied to Fund raising for a wheelyboat 2 years A compromise (possibly no good for you in either role) would be something that can double up as safe...
Accessible Boating replied to Fund raising for a wheelyboat 2 years That is a difficult question, I think the issue may be how much you can afford to diversify. You&#03...
david mckee replied to Fund raising for a wheelyboat 2 years The above was written and posted in haste..apologies for typos etc
david mckee started Fund raising for a wheelyboat 2 years At Wealden Sailability we have expanded our fleet since we started in 2008. We now have 23 boats, ra...
GrahamV started Volunteers registering for duties 2 years Hi We currently use "Dutyman" for our volunteers to register to help out on sailing days. We only n...
Simon Whiteley replied to Email lists, volunteer details etc 2 years All the fields are customisable- and you can have as many as you want. Best wishes Simon
AnneBailey replied to Email lists, volunteer details etc 2 years Simon - many thanks, very helpful.  That looks quite impressive.  I assume all the fields are cust...
Simon Whiteley replied to Email lists, volunteer details etc 2 years Hi Anne We have restricted full access to those who need it- treasurer, secretary etc. So long as we...
AnneBailey replied to Email lists, volunteer details etc 2 years This looks interesting.  How many people do you have accessing the database and can you apply diffe...
Accessible Boating replied to Volunteer recruitment at Tideway 2 years We have also been successful in using Do-it. We get a small but fairly regular response.    Ch...
Simon Whiteley replied to Reefing Hansa 303s and Liberty's 2 years Hi John Thanks for this- I hadn't seen that. Any chance of a photo sometime? Like you we don&#0...
John H replied to Reefing Hansa 303s and Liberty's 2 years Simon - Sadly I don't appear to be able to edit my post above - can this be activated? Anyway I...
John H replied to Reefing Hansa 303s and Liberty's 2 years Hi Simon Try here http://www.hansaclass.org.uk/subpage.html?id=the_boats&sub=rigging_advice_fo...
Forum admin started Welcome to the Sailability forum 2 years This is early days- please help make it a success by adding your own content, and let us know what y...
Markability started Volunteer recruitment at Tideway 2 years As we are fully volunteer-run, we need a constant supply of new people who can help our participants...
Markability replied to Reefing Hansa 303s and Liberty's 2 years It should be possible to introduce a peg/hole system to lock the mast completely as reefin...
Simon Whiteley started Safety arrangements for sailability 2 years Our landlord, the local council, wanted to understand the "industry standard" for structuring our sa...
Simon Whiteley started Reefing Hansa 303s and Liberty's 2 years It seems to be quite difficult on 303s and Liberty's to keep the mainsail flat  when reefed in a de...
Simon Whiteley started Email lists, volunteer details etc 2 years We wanted to find a system to manage its supporter, volunteer and sailor details. We were looking fo...
paulbenn started Liberty Mk 2 controller wiring diagram (courtesy B... 2 years Attached is the wiring diagram for the Liberty Mk 2 controller, it's reprinted by permission of Ba...
paulbenn started Sip & Puff unit 2 years We made a simple sip and puff unit that could work alongside the normal Liberty controller. There's...
Simon Whiteley started DIY steering servo for Hawk and Martin 16 2 years We have a full set of servo equipment for our Liberty fleet but nothing for our Martin 16, and wante...