The operations department is responsible for ensuring that the boat
is ready to go for user groups. This involves cleaning, fuelling and
filling the water tanks.
The operations volunteers meet each user group to hand over the boat
and see them off safely. During their trip we are on call to go out to
help if they encounter difficulties or mechanical problems. At the end
of each cruise we meet them and check the boat back into our base.
For day trips, or longer cruises, where the users are not able to
meet the training requirements, we will try to provide qualified
volunteer helmsmen to run the boat.
While boat experience is always welcome, enthusiasm is the key asset.
We are very happy to offer training to new volunteers within travelling
distance of the base at Abbots Langley, near Watford.