NOTE: This is NOT the manual for working 'Stan'. On the boat (hopefully in the cabin), should be a black folder marked 'The Stan Manual'. This has better and more detailed descriptions of working procedures. 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.
• 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.
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 an emergency spare that you should take with you.
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.
....and they seem to work! One on the roof will need leaving on the shore while you conduct racing. The small red one folds away and can be kept in the cabin. REMEMBER to collect the big one at the end of the day!
Has given us a lot of trouble - so please treat it nicely. It does however start first time and goes off at a great rate of knots.
YOU MUST WARN ANYONE ON BOARD THAT YOU ARE GOING FORWARD/REVERSE - 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.
Don't forget to FIRST turn the battery isolator ON (showing green) at the start of the day.
After you have raised the engine!!!!! turn the battery isolator OFF (showing red) at the finish.
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 two short ropes followed very quickly by a YELLOW MARKER TAPE on one of the chain-links.