Lever arm towards sea = Cradle UP
Lever arm away from sea = Cradle DOWN
As the variable speed control arm is moved away from the centre position in either direction, the winch speed increases.
Once the winching has begun and all is moving well, place the variable speed control arm in the maximum position. This gives maximum torque to the motor and prevents overloading.
There is a FOOT BRAKE as an emergency.
The overseeing of slips activities and operation of the winches shall be carried out by current serving Committee members . The operator may call for club members to assist him under his direction.
The Committee shall organise each year as soon as practicable after the AGM and the election of a new committee a Slips and Winch Orientation session. The purpose is to provide committee members with a practical demonstration of the operating procedures around the slips and in using the winches. To existing committee members this shall serve as a refresher.
Where possible all committee members shall be given sufficient time and instruction to confidently operate any associated machinery and identify safe work practices. EPA and Worksafe requirements are to be explained.