Safety

BOAT INSPECTIONS

DSBC Boat Inspections will be held on the 30 November and 1st of December 2019 in the PWC car park. If you don’t make it on this weekend then you will need to make contact with a boat inspector to do your inspection for you. Unfortunately there will be a cost for their time and travel.

S Number

If you join Durban Ski Boat Club with a boat or jetski it is preferable that you convert your number to an S Number (This is not the same as an SR number). If you are a member already and you purchase a boat or jetski then you need to apply for an S Number.

Paper Work:

Please note: If you do not have one of the items listed below when you meet with your Boat Inspector you will be unable to have your boat inspected.

In summary you will need:

  1. COF form (Collect from Boat Inspector on arrival at the tent)
  2. Buoyancy certificate (Valid) No buoyancy certificated will be done at boat inspection weekend.
  3. Skippers ticket (If you have an Interim Skippers Certificate of Competence please ensure that’s it is still valid)
  4. VHF Radio licenses (For radio and operator)
  5. Photographs of your boat (showing trailer details) – can be black and white on A4 paper.
  6. SAMSA Version 8 (October 2012) check list completed
  7. Proof of payment or Receipt for your Boat Inspection Invoice of R450 or R650 as per boat size.

SAMSA survey checklist

CAT B

CAT C

CAT D

CAT E

CAT R

Skippers Tickets

If you wish to do a Skippers Course:
Please contact the following directly:

  • Paul Dawson (0824880077)
  • Ronnie Windsor (0828955904)

If you have lost your Skippers Ticket, wish to collect your skippers ticket, or have any queries regards Skippers Tickets:
Please contact Gail at Natal Deep Sea Angling (0312056310) or via email on office@ndsaa.co.za ; or see link to their website on links page.

Please note:
Natal Deep Sea Angling Association (NDSAA) is no longer located at Durban Ski Boat Club. They are at 15 Gorge Road, Umbilo.

Port Captains Discs (Harbour Permits)

If you plan to use your boat in the harbour you will need a Port Captains Disc (pink disc). The Port Captains Form will be part of your Boat Inspections Forms. Please note this is not required for a jetski as jetskis are not allowed into the harbour. Eventhough your forms are filled in together with your Boat inspection forms the disc’s will only become available in April the following year as the validity period for harbour permits is from April to March. If you haven’t received your pink disc please drop an email to accounts@durbanskiboatclub.co.za and we will make one up for you which we will leave for you to collect in the member’s pickup tray in the Admin Office.

VHF Radio Information

In summary you will need the following for this year’s inspection:

  • VHF Operators certificate , issued by a SAMSA accredited organisation . If you currently hold a VHF operators certificate you will only need to do an upgrade.
  • If you own a Ski boat the radio will have to be a fixture on the boat . Jet Ski’s can have a hand held device.
  • The radio must have DSC capability (Red Button) Please speak to your dealer as to the best option and price