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Equipment Care Reminder!!!

 

Rowing shells, rigging and oars are easily damaged. If you believe there may be some damage to any equipment, inform our Equipment/Boathouse Manager, Dave Cusano
 by either completing this form HERE or contacting him at 315-546-6575 or by email at djcusano@gmail.com.

Safe equipment handling improves the safety and enjoyment of rowing and will maintain the quality of the rowing equipment for the Club.

SEE BELOW

Summer Equipment Care Reminder:
 
****Oar Carrying and Care****
 
-Carry blades forward in view, to avoid contact with obstacles. Not over the shoulders.
-No more than two oars per person.
-Do not drag the oars on the ground and do not drop the handles into the water.
-Do not throw or drop the oars on the ground. Place them on the ground gently.
****Walking the boat to the water****
-The rower behind the rigger watches to make sure the rigger is clear.
-DO NOT CARRY THE BOAT BY THE RIGGER. Only carry the boat by the gunwhale.
 

****Placing/removing the shell from the water****
-Very Important: Make sure a coxswain or coach is by the fin/skeg before placing the boat in the water or taking it out so the skeg does not hit the dock.
-Once the shell is on the water, at least one (more in windy conditions) rower must stay with the shell while the rest of the crew gets oars.
 
****Before placing the shell into the rack****
-The boat MUST be rinsed and/or wiped down.
 
****COXSWAINS: Cox Boxes and Head Gear****
-This equipment is extremely expensive (over $700 between the cox box and head gear) and must be handled with extreme care.
-Do not throw equipment or leave this equipment on the ground.
-Cox boxes and head gear must be placed in the charging rack and plugged in after practice on the far right hand side of the boathouse.

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