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Simon Whiteley started Card payments and cash and invoicing 4 weeks For some years we have had a traditional (electronic) till- very confusing to operate for the uninit...
Simon Whiteley replied to Safety arrangements for sailability 1 month An update as at April 2019. We are now able to operate independently without having SI cover on site...
Spike Spencer started Mainsheet winch in 303 and Liberty 3 months It is often frustrating to remove and reinstall the standard HANSA winch in these boats; when resolv...
Spike Spencer started Challenger Mainsheet Winch Assembly 3 months Surplus to requirements.  This was originally used for a Challenger servo installation, using the C...
Anthony Bond started Engineering assistance - Remap 3 months As a representative of Remap at Sailability Conference 2019 I sat in on the Servos Workshop.  I was...
Spike Spencer started Raymarine Tiller Pilot Ram 3 months Previously used for Challenger and Skud servo installations, I currently have two of these units tha...
Spike Spencer started Ingress Protection, Connectors and Enclosures 3 months For reliable operation, it is essential to keep servo electrics and water separated; See attached .p...
Spike Spencer started Joysticks 3 months Hints & Tips with details of UK suppliers. See attached .pdf file
Simon Whiteley replied to Insecure Login- no longer 3 months Now fixed this issue, so site should show up as secure at all times.
Simon Whiteley replied to Intro to sailing- links to modifiable files 3 months This is the link to a word version of the 4 page brochure (two sides of A4, folded) as a taster/ int...
Simon Whiteley replied to Introduction to Sailing- Hansa 2.3 and 303 3 months Brochure version- 2 sides of A4 folded as A5- attached. Intended as a taster give away and quick int...
andy_beharrell replied to Management and booking system 6 months Chris, Many thanks for that. We looked at SCM because of the bookings as we are hoping to reduce the...
Chris Hodge replied to Hansa 303 in need of new home 6 months Perfect.  It will be Chris Turner who will sort out pick up.  I will get him to contact you on the...
Chris Hodge replied to Management and booking system 6 months Andy I had a look at Sailing Club Manager when I was looking at membership software a couple of year...
Simon Whiteley replied to Hansa 303 in need of new home 7 months The boat is yours if you want it.
Chris Hodge replied to Hansa 303 in need of new home 7 months Great - thanks. Chris
Simon Whiteley replied to Hansa 303 in need of new home 7 months Hi Chris it is still here, so I think so. I will check and get back to you.
Chris Hodge replied to Hansa 303 in need of new home 7 months Simon Is this still available? Newhaven and Seaford SC are looking for a 303 to start up some disabl...
Simon Whiteley replied to Venture Connect SCS 9 months Hi John.  Can’t help with your specific enquiry as we don’t have Ventures. I intend to have ano...
JohnD started Venture SCS-Mounting the Pedestal 9 months Hi - has anyone come up with a practical solution to feeding the 'pin' through the 4 x hol...
JohnD started Venture Connect SCS 9 months Hi all, my name is John Deane and I am Fleet Captain/Fleet SI for the RS Ventures that we have here ...
andy_beharrell started Management and booking system 10 months 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 10 months A quick update: As well as a prototype 3-channel driver for Tideway, since the 2018 Sailability Conf...
Simon Whiteley replied to Hansa 303 in need of new home 1 year Two more photos 
Simon Whiteley started Hansa 303 in need of new home 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year David, Attached is an image of the seats. As I remember it (I didn't sail the Drascombe much), ...
Simon Whiteley replied to hoisting 1 year My concern with the individual hoisting plan approach is that it introduces another step into the ho...
david mckee replied to hoisting 1 year Simon..thanks for the reply. We are considering how to respond to the HSE directives but also what t...
Simon Whiteley replied to hoisting 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year Introduction to Sailing- Hansa 2.3 and 303 ebook I have written the attached learning to sail guide ...
Simon Whiteley replied to hoisting 1 year Hi David   here is the Tideway one
david mckee started hoisting 1 year 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- no longer 1 year Thanks, it is at least backed up regularly. 
SteveR replied to Insecure Login- no longer 1 year 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- no longer 1 year 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... 1 year 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- no longer 1 year 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 1 year
Simon Whiteley started Stiff steering on Hansa boats 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year And another
Simon Whiteley replied to Reefing Hansa 303s and Liberty's 1 year One photo at a time
Simon Whiteley replied to Reefing Hansa 303s and Liberty's 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year Hi all, Steve here from Hunstanton Sailing and Watersports Centre. As I mentioned at the Conference ...
Simon Whiteley replied to Solid State Motor Drivers 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year As promised, the attached essay is my account of the developments made at New Forest & District ...
Forum admin replied to Forum Posting/Management 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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... 1 year 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 1 year When Keith Harris wanted his SKUD adapted for the tongue-switch control system, we also used a Ray...
Spike Spencer started Forum Posting/Management 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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... 1 year Many thanks to Pam for her help.
Chris Hodge replied to CVs of technical experts- add here 1 year Simon Thanks for starting this thread to get the ball rolling following the Sailability Conference. ...
Forum admin started CVs of technical experts- add here 1 year Please add your CV by replying to this thread. To aid accessibility, I would include some key words ...
david mckee started Mason's Grant 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 years We ask for details of medical conditions and medication from all sailors joining. This data is store...
Simon Whiteley replied to Medical Information 3 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 3 years I would be interested to know if other centres request medical information about potential clients. ...
Simon Whiteley replied to DBS checking 3 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 3 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 3 years Thanks everyone for the replies. At the Woolverstone Project we have around 60 volunteers, so we hav...
geoff woodthorpe replied to DBS checking 3 years We - Hykeham Sailability - check all volunteers. Theoretically our recent Sport England grant applic...
AnneBailey replied to DBS checking 3 years We (Dart Sailability) checks all volunteers.
andy_beharrell started DBS checking 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years The above was written and posted in haste..apologies for typos etc
david mckee started Fund raising for a wheelyboat 3 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 3 years Hi We currently use "Dutyman" for our volunteers to register to help out on sailing days. We only n...