Tractor Tow Launch

Tractor Tow Launch

  • Drive in via the automated boom gate with PWC card access (please don’t use the other gate closest to the beach).
  • Please keep access to the boom gate free by parking your boat away from the boom, towards the road leading behind the club house. Other vehicles/ boat trailers to be parked as close behind as possible. You can park on either side of the rope demarcating the parking area. Be considerate – space is at a premium and be organised so we can clear the way for other boats ASAP.

  • During duty hours, if the drivers are not currently attending to a boat they will usually be either at the tractor room or launch control hut. The guards at the launch control hut should have an idea of where the duty drivers are and can radio each other to locate the drivers.

  • How we Queue – We currently run a “Tractor Tow” ticket system. This system enables members and non-members to print a “Tractor Tow – IN” and/or “Tractor Tow – OUT” ticket at the register room. The “Tractor Tow – IN” ticket is for launching and the number on your ticket is the order in which you will be launched. Numbers are reset back to “001” at midnight each day and this number becomes your number in the queue to launch, the smallest number is next in line. The “Tractor Tow – OUT” will then be used to get a tow off the beach which includes tractor assistance to load your boat onto the trailer.
    No Ticket – No Service.
    NOTE: The tractors will not launch you in the dark if you are not night rated and night rated boats will jump you in the queue.

  • This is a sheltered launch. You don’t need to warm motors in a SW wind or calm conditions. However for 2 strokes in a NE wind or shore-break that need to warm motors, you may warm your motors at the wash bay before launching only after 4am and before 6pm. Please don’t rev your motors unnecessarily. Please be considerate of residents in our precinct and just warm them sufficiently to clear the small shore-break. The committee will investigate complaints against skippers who cause unnecessary noise and sanction them if and when necessary.

  • Hitch up your own trailer when it’s your turn – and secure with a chain which will allow speedy trailer recovery should your trailer come off the tow hitch during the launch.

  • The tractor driver will launch you and leave your trailer on the beach.

  • When you return let the tractor driver drop off 1 crew to sign the register while he tows your boat to the parking area. Please don’t ask the tractor driver to wait for you while you find your place in the register and/ or cause congestion outside the office. It is the skippers responsibility to ensure his vessel does not cause congestion anywhere between the beach entry/exit point and the parking area.