Stan The Man Short reminder notes

This is NOT the manual for working 'Stan'. By the clipboard in the race office should be a black folder. This has better and more detailed descriptions AND you can take it out on the water! These instructions are still adapting, feel free to take a pen to the 'Manual' and comment on anything that is not clear or missing in the folder.

About Stan

Quicksilver 620 Pilothouse

• Year: 2004 • LOA: 20'4" (6.20m) • Draft in M: Max: 0.46 Min: 0.46 • Keel: Planing • Self draining cockpit • Stainless steel guard rails • Self bailing anchor locker • Navigation lights • Boarding ladder • Warps & fenders • Mooring lines • Bow roller • Electric anchor winch.

Petrol?

Yes it is, the keys and two kill cords are with the red fuel cans in the petrol store. Note that these are special kill cords so look after them. One of the cords is a spare that you should take with you.


What is the yellow flag for?

It is a sight-line for the Duty Officer and shows you the start/finish line to the 'pin-end'. It is also flown to show the Race Officer is on station. This can be placed close to the cabin in bad weather allowing you to finish boats in the dry.


Look after our bird of prey

The bird scarer, so far, seems to keep the geese off Stan. We would like to look after it. Leave it on the shore nice a tidy. REMEMBER TO PICK IT UP AT THE END OF THE DAY! Beers all round if you forget to do this!!!!!


Engine Warning

Yes, its a big beast of a thing. Also very near the end of its working life as water is mixing with the oil. It does however start and goes off at a great rate of knots. YOU MUST WARN ANYONE ON BOARD THAT YOU ARE GOING FORWARD/REVERESE AS IT WILL CAUSE THEM TO LOSE BALANCE. The overhanging roof is also a danger that you need to be aware off. Unless you are the height of Ruth Cross then you should be OK.

It is a hanging offence to start the engine at anchor WHEN IT IS STILL OUT OFF THE WATER. Lastly, when running do make sure water coolant is running out of the back.


Electric Winch

Well what can we say? First, keep it clean. The anchor and chain will bring up a ton of good Hollowell mud. A bucket and brush has be thoughtfully provided. Second, STOP RAISING THE ANCHOR - WHEN YOU SEE (FROM THE CABIN)GREEN AND YELLOW MARKER TAPE ON ONE OF THE CHAIN LINKS.