Athol Walter Memorial Slipway
Shipwrights Point, Port Huon
Available for use by all financial Huon Yacht Club members at owner’s risk. Detailed slipway rules are available on site. To book call John Mann on 0497 050 137. Please have details of your vessel’s draft, keel configuration, and beam. For larger boats we also need to know the displacement.
Haul Out $100
Daily Rate $20
Pressure washer hire $20
Payment may be made by cash, cheque, or direct debit. Included in the price is electricity, water, the use of trestles and planks. Many power boats will take advantage of our blocking on the cradle. It raises the vessel by some 300 mm (makes it easier to work on). This is also included in the price.
Slipway area is fenced off securely with lockable gates. Keeps the riff raff out! You will have a key.
Here are some handy hints when using the slip. When hauling out, you’ll need four strong ropes ready beforehand. One for each arm of the cradle.
Really short (deep), bulb, or winged keeled boats will need their own slings. Talk to the slip master.
Don’t forget to get fleeced by the chandlers and paint suppliers well before the slipping date.
On the day, allow for wind and tide as you approach the cradle. Stop your boat when the mast lines up level with the front arms.
Adjust the four lines until the boat is positioned on the centreline of the cradle. Shut down the motor. We will help you with the gang plank and away we go!