This page last updated 15th November, 2020
Andante 'Sharing' Practice
all members will look after ‘their’ boat with the same proud, caring
approach that they would have for one they owned in its entirety. Experience has
shown however, that what is particularly important to one person may seem
trivial to another. This 'sharing' practice attempts to identify practices that we can all adopt in a uniform manner. It will no doubt develop
and evolve with the club.
should be remembered that the substantial cost saving we experience compared to
other schemes results from our avoidance, wherever possible, of professional
fees, charges, wages etc. as well as mooring fees. This inevitably demands a slightly more hands-on
approach from us, along with a need for cooperation, flexibility,
patience and tolerance.
Although this is written in simple, hopefully user-friendly
language it is a mandatory code that forms part of the member’s agreement with
must be carried out as detailed on the checklist and instruction sheets provided
basic toolkit is provided on board and members are encouraged, within their
capability and skills, to undertake minor repairs as they become necessary
either as a result of wear and tear or accidental damage. Care should of course
be taken to avoid temporary or improvised repairs that cause further damage or
necessitate more extensive repair in due course.
brushes, white spirit etc. are also provided on board to enable members to make
good those inevitable chips and scratches when time and the weather allow.
one should undertake work that is beyond their skills and experience.
will be organised by the maintenance coordinator.
this becomes due during a members time on board cooperation with the maintenance
regards access may be required if that member is unable to do the service
members that are able and willing to carry out simple servicing routines are
encouraged to do so, in consultation with the maintenance coordinator. See D.I.Y. notes above.
are responsible for the safe and responsible operation of the boat during their
‘time’, including the supervision of any members of their party that are
controlling the boat.
the member is expected to accompany any party using the boat during his/her
‘time’. In exceptional circumstances, members may nominate a suitably
experienced person to take charge in their absence, with the approval of both
the Manager and the Chairperson.
are responsible for any losses, damage and breakages that occur during their
time on board except where they can be reasonably regarded as normal wear and
or damage caused by incorrect use or negligence cannot be regarded as normal
wear and tear.
should rectify any losses, damage and breakages before they leave the boat or
hand over to another member, so as not to cause inconvenience to other members.
and glassware should be disposed of and replaced once it is chipped or cracked.
expenditure incurred in rectifying breakage or breakdown, that does result from
normal wear and tear, will be reimbursed by the Manager against legitimate
Andante is strictly No-Smoking inside the boat. The well-deck should be regarded as 'inside' unless both side panels are rolled up and the doors to the cabin are closed.
should be fully house trained and sleep in their own basket and/or bedding, and
must not be allowed on seating or beds without the use of suitable covers, though laps are O.K. by consent.
At the end of your trip the vessel should be cleaned thoroughly to ensure that, as far as is practicable, all pets hairs are removed.
of the time, handovers will be ‘attended’ and will involve personal contact
with the member taking over. Liaison in advance is encouraged and members will
often find it useful to assist each other with vehicle movements.
Andante is left unattended it is particularly important to adhere to the
guidelines provided here:
should be cleaned throughout. It takes a while so please allow adequate time.
and water tanks should be at least ¾ full (use dipstick for diesel tank).
When this is impractical, adequate funds should be left on board to enable the
next user to top up. Please measure the fuel required with the dipstick and
check current price in the locality.
When this is impractical, adequate funds should be left on board to enable the next user to top up. Please measure the fuel required with the dipstick and check current price in the locality.
should be one full gas cylinder (in addition to the cylinder that is in use).
should be both engine oil and grease available for topping up.
toilets should be empty and re-charged, ready for use.
Pass on appropriate information to the next user, especially if you have had problems, however minor, and even though you believe you have resolved them. Make a note for yourself so that you can report the same information to the other members, after you get home.
Please enter the above information in the log, even if you've been able to chat to the next users in person.
your mooring carefully. Somewhere in plain sight from houses, boats, boatyards
etc. is usually safer than secluded spots, unless you are well away from towns.
Mooring arrangements are sometimes possible at Boat Clubs
if YOU are a member of a Boat Club affiliated to the Association of Waterways
Cruising Clubs, which includes the Cutweb Internet Boating Club. These moorings usually need to be
arranged in advance.
possible, moor where there are rings, bollards or piling rather than against
soft banks where mooring pins will be required.
a couple of hopper windows open for ventilation (such as the two toilet
curtains and make boat fully secure before leaving.