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Boat Ramp Surveys Report 2010

TR 2010/22

Report: TR 2010/22
Author: Kim Parker

Abstract

Waikato Regional Council has surveyed skippers of recreational vessels at various boat ramps in the Waikato region over the past four years.  The purpose of collecting this information is to provide the Navigation Safety Programme with trend information on compliance and education gaps in relation to provisions of the Waikato Regional Council Navigation Safety Bylaw 2009 (bylaw) and promoted safe boating best practices. 

Harbourmasters and volunteer honorary enforcement officers surveyed 834 vessel users at 17 boat ramps across the Waikato region.

Boat Ramp Surveys Report 2010 [PDF, 281 KB]

Contents
  Abstract 4
1 Introduction 5
1.1 Introduction 5
1.2 Background 5
1.3 Purpose 5
1.4 Methodology 5
1.5 Limitations 5
2 Results 6
2.1 General 6
2.2 Personal flotation devices (PFD) 6
2.2.1 PFD aboard 6
2.2.2 Children wearing PFDs 6
2.3 Communications 7
2.3.1 Number communications carried 7
2.3.2 Number of communications carried by coast 7
2.3.3 Communication types carried 8
2.3.4 Cellphone in dry bag 8
2.3.5 Cellphone in dry bag by coast 9
2.4 Weather checked 9
2.5 Residential location 9
2.6 Residential location by coast 10
2.7 Name on vessel 10
3 Trend information/results comparison 11
4 Summary 12
4.1 General 12
4.2 Personal flotation devices (PFD) 12
4.3 Carriage of PFD 12
4.4 Wearing of PFD 12
4.5 Communications 12
4.6 Weather 13
4.7 Name on vessel 13
4.8 Residential location 13
5 Appendices 14
5.1 Appendix A 14
5.2 Appendix B 14