Membership starts at $365 per annum (no berth), or $580 per annum, including a standard berth. This includes a joining/entrance fee of $165 plus a fee for boat labels for new members.
Other options include wide berths, double berths and floating berths, plus trailer park, hard stand, power charge, and casual access rates.
Pull your boat as close to the mooring poles as possible making sure it’s centered and then tie off. This will ensure your boat doesn’t end up with the bow beached when the lake drops AND it stops your boat being pushed into the next berth when there’s a stinking westerly – as there often is. Keeping your boat contained within your berth is the owner’s responsibility.
For the Harbour Warden or members of the committee trying make sure your boat is safe, often the biggest challenge is the world of nightmare knots that under load are impossible to undo!!
Add to this the metres of excess rope tangled with other ropes, the long frayed ends and it all gets too hard.
The best knot for a tie off is the round turn and 2 half hitches or in the case of the steel loops just 2 half hitches – they will never slip and they’re easy to undo and adjust.
Couple of other pointers; going around and around and around the pole doesn’t make the hold more effective and can be a complete pain to adjust.
For those who aren’t sure how to deal with the fraying running end of your ropes and can’t be bothered whipping the ends try heat shrink. Choose the appropriate gauge; cut a length of about 2cm (1 inch); thread the frayed end through the heat shrink to a neat piece of rope; apply heat; cut off the crappy end and hey presto! a neat rope end that will last.
Didymo is found in Lake Te Anau, Lake Manapouri and other lakes and rivers. Therefore it is important to Check, Clean, Dry all gear before leaving the lake edge and moving into lake tributaries or when moving between waterways.
There are 4 traps around the harbour, which are catching one rat every 2 weeks, so the numbers seemed to have reduced.
Remember to keep your vessels sealed and don’t leave food around otherwise you’ll end up with unwelcome guests.
Now that’s a good idea!