Self Launch

Self Launching procedure – no use of tractor

MEMBERS WHICH INCLUDE DUC AND URS NUMBERS

  • Enter through the main boom by swiping your club card.
  • After the boom turn right into lot 5.6 where you will be directed where to park.
  • Prep your vehicle and boat in lot 5.6. Please ensure you deflate your tyres. We recommend 1bar pressure as the beach can get very soft with all the usage.
  • Please fill out the launch register which is located under the tunnel by the bait room.
  • Once your vehicle and boat are prepped, proceed out lot 5.6 and head under the tunnel. Please keep to the right, this roadway works contraflow. Under no circumstance are you to stop under the tunnel and block the roadway. You are now to continue straight onto the beach.
  • If you get stuck on the beach, you will need to proceed back to the bait room and swipe your card for a tractor tow. You will be issued a number on your tow slip and the number sequence is followed by tractor drivers for tows.
  • Before dropping your boat, you are to call DSBC BASE on Channel 8 VHF for a radio check and permission to launch. Only after the radio operator has given you permission can you proceed further. The radio is manned on the weekends and public holidays between 05:00 to 15:00. However, please radio out if you are outside of these hours as port control monitors the channel.
  • Drop your boat in the water and park your vehicle in front of the club house.
  • When returning from a day of fishing please radio in for permission to beach before hitting the beach and heading home. There are two options available once beached:
    • Park your vehicle and boat on the beach in front of the club house, proceed to bait room to sign out in the register and then leave the beach and head out through the boom.
    • Tow your boat to lot 5.6 to make use of the wash bay, and then walk back to the bait room to sign out in the register.
  • Under no circumstances are you to stop under the tunnel on the way off the beach.

NON-MEMBERS / VISITORS

  • Drive up to the main boom gate. Please hoot to get the attention of one of the staff on duty.
  • They will allow you in if you are towing a boat. All other crew vehicles to park outside the premises in the public parking areas.
  • After the boom turn right into lot 5.6 where you will be directed where to park.
  • Prep your vehicle and boat in lot 5.6. Please ensure you deflate your tyres. We recommend 1bar pressure as the beach can get very soft with all the usage.
  • Please walk to the bait room where you will pay a launch fee of R250-00 and fill out the launch register. You will also need to produce all your documentation for the safety office on duty to verify.
  • Once your vehicle and boat are prepped, proceed out lot 5.6 and head under the tunnel. Please keep to the right, this roadway works contraflow. Under no circumstance are you to stop under the tunnel and block the roadway. You are now to continue straight onto the beach.
  • If you get stuck on the beach, you will need to proceed back to the bait room and pay for a tractor tow. You will be issued a number on your tow slip and the number sequence is followed by the tractor drivers for tows.
  • Before dropping your boat, you are to call DSBC BASE on Channel 8 VHF for a radio check and permission to launch. Only after the radio operator has given you permission can you proceed further. The radio is manned on the weekends and public holidays between 05:00 to 15:00. However, please radio out if you are outside of these hours as port control monitors the channel.
  • Drop your boat in the water and park your vehicle in front of the club house.
  • When returning from a day of fishing, please radio in for permission to beach before hitting the beach and heading home. There are two options available once beached:
    • Park your vehicle and boat on the beach in front of the club house, proceed to bait room to sign out in the register and then leave the beach and head out through the boom.
    • Tow your boat to lot 5.6 to make use of the wash bay, and then walk back to the bait room to sign out in the register.
  • Under no circumstances are you to stop under the tunnel on the way off the beach.
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