Last Updated May 2012
In order to utilize the rental boats, you must agree to the following and understand that you are responsible for the safety of you and your guest and that you use the boats on a bareboat charter basis.
As a bareboat charter, you are responsible for the care, custody and control of the boat. The boats must be left in a professional condition, clean, all gear stowed away, and the lines properly secured. The boats are fully insured however; you are responsible for the $750 deductible on the hull.
Prior to using the NJSS&C boats, a copy of your NJ Safe Boating Certification and a copy of your Credit Card Information must be on file. Complete and return the Liability Waiver form for our files. Return options are fax (732-212-8591), email (info@njsailingschool,com), or mail (44 Swimming River Rd. Lincroft, NJ 07738)
Each student should consider joining either Towboat US or Sea Tow in the event you go aground, you are responsible for the proper ungrounding of the boat. Do not accept the help of a passerby. Only professional organizations such as Boat US or Sea-Tow can be used. The Boat US phone number is: 1-800-391-4869. If you encounter engine problems, we advise you to sail to the end of the dock and request assistance to get the boat back into the slip.
All operators of the vessel must have the New Jersey Safe Boating training and certification. While the consumption of alcohol is permitted, it is not recommended. The consumption of alcohol increases the chance of accidents and could increase the risk personal injury. If the consumption of alcohol results in either personal injury or damage to the vessel, the operator will be held liable to the full extent of any loss.
The boats must stay on the Metedeconk River. The boats are prohibited from going in the Pt. Pleasant Canal or through the Mantoloking Bridge.
- Do not take the dock lines with you. Leave them at the dock so you have something to grab during the docking of the boat.
- Occasionally, when there is low water in the marina, the boat may be sticking in the mud. When you leave the slip, you may have to rock the boat to port and starboard as you back out, to assist in backing the boat out.
- When leaving the marina, stay along the dock until you reach the end of the dock. As you leave the marina, you will see a red buoy off to your port side. If you look to the port at the red buoy from the end of the dock, you need to stay to the south of that bearing. The water gets shallow to the north of the dock and red buoy bearing.
- There are 5-6 adult life jackets on each boat. If you are bringing a child, you will have to supply the lifejackets. Everyone 12 and under are required to wear life jackets at all times. Each passenger should examine the life jackets for condition and proper fit.
- Make sure that there is sufficient fuel for the trip. If you have to buy fuel, use regular fuel. These engines do not require that you mix gas and oil.
- Make sure that the fuel vent is open and leave it open. If the fuel vent is closed, air cannot get into the tank and gas will not be able to get into the engine. The only time you would close the vent is at the end of your day at the dock. The red kill switch clip needs to be attached to start the engine, it also is used to shut the engine off but re-clip it so it is ready to start.
- You can start the engine and make sure that the fuel flow is consistent. However, after a general warm-up, you should not run the engine if you are not using it to propel the boat. If the engine is running, you must keep the weight in the stern otherwise the engine will go out of the water and there will be no water flow cooling the engine. In other words, do not start the engine and have your people go to the bow. Keep weight in the stern.
- Avoid using the porta potty. Read the instructions on the unit before using. (The directions are under the seat) If you use it, you must clean it.
- Make sure that the tiller is tied off after you use the boat.
- The engine should be tilted out of the water and the engine should de raised.
- Make sure the halyard is removed from the main sail and tied off; all sheets must be neatly stowed.
- Rinse and wash off all excess dirt and mud – especially the anchor mud and chain mud.
- Remove all personal items as well as your garbage. There is a cleaning fee of $40 for all boats left in a disorderly and or dirty condition.
- The Anchor is in the seat locker.
- Please, no dogs or other animals are allowed on the boats.
- Report and problems, damage or lost items to the office immediately.
Please plan on boarding the boat at the dock at the prescribed time. You should not sail in unsafe conditions. Unsafe conditions include excessively high winds, rain or dense fog or lightning.
If the weather conditions are unequivocally dangerous, we will reschedule you rental. If you do not cancel your rental in a reasonable time prior to your scheduled use, no refund will be allotted.
By using the boat, you acknowledge the terms and obligations as listed and agree to the attached Liability Waiver with an implied consent.