Long Term Planning survey results

We had 48 members fill in the survey. Respondents are of a wide demographic variety. Most use Long Term Bookings with individual day sails on the second place. This shows a good representation of all groups of interest.

Most members can book a boat when needed. Weekdays are mostly easy to get a booking at a preferred location; weekends often have to be planned (1-2 weeks) in advance. Some mentioned that the hot season and long weekends are hard to find a boat and that is the only time they can actively sail.

Most of the respondents are not satisfied with the current fleet state and believe that we need larger boats, but still stay with the coop as it is cheaper than chartering. Note that mentioning of chartering and mostly Long Term booking usage shows the change in demographics. Also as much as we don’t want to be called a chartering company, we effectively are treated as a replacement service to one.

We have split opinions on how to deal with major repair requirements. Most suggest that repair should be only pursued if the cost is below a pre-set limit (either half or full market value of the damaged boat). Otherwise, suggestions are to dispose off or sell the damaged boat and put recovered funds towards a replacement.

Majority voted for a larger boat of 30-32ft being the best replacement boat.

Opinions on the larger/newer/better boat usage split and spread all over the options, plus 12 “other ways to do it” responses. This actually displays the main challenge for a co-op within co-op idea. One larger/newer/better boat will just not meet the expectation of all members involved. Having no restrictions or giving it to the LTB are the two prevailing responses.

BSC Fleet Long Term Planning survey is still open! Fill it in if you have not yet

The purpose of this survey is to explore if the fleet of 27 foot Catalina’s meets the sailing requirements of this generation of BSC members. This is also the first stage of the process and the result will dictate further direction. Hence your input really matters!

The survey will take 5 minutes to complete. Please follow this link to fill it in

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MSLCSZ9

BSC Fleet Long Term Planning survey – your opinion wanted!

The purpose of this survey is to explore if the fleet of 27 foot Catalina’s meets the sailing requirements of this generation of BSC members. This is also the first stage of the process and the result will dictate further direction. Hence your input really matters!

The survey will take 5 minutes to complete. Please follow this link to fill it in

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MSLCSZ9

Background:

Back in 1991 the BSC mandated the “Long Term Planning Committee” (LTPC 1) to determine the boat that would meet some/most of the “must have, need to have and nice to have” sailing requirements of its members.  The Committee determined that the resurrected 22 foot Roberts that was described as the “pride of the fleet” and a comfortable galley to sit in no longer met the needs of the BSC members.  The Committee settled on the Catalina 27.  The BSC showed great imagination on the different funding models to update the fleet to Catalina 27s.

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