The slalom course repair rules, effective 6/21/05, represent an effort by the GCSC to prevent damage to the slalom course due to negligence. All GCSC boat owners will receive this information packet. It might be helpful for the boat owner to keep it in the glove compartment of the boat for easy reference.
Please observe the following practices while driving/skiing:
ANATOMY OF THE SLALOM COURSE and HOW TO MAKE REPAIRS
Note: In order for a GCSC boat owner to receive a key to the Lake Lauderdale boat ramp, he/she will be required to demonstrate the ability to put together a "BUOY ASSEMBLY."
The slalom course is supported by 10 lines that run from shore to shore(------), at precisely measured points.. There are a total of 26 buoys:
--“SLALOM COURSE DIAGRAM.”)
-- G buoy -- 2 green cylindrical setup boat guide buoys at the north and south end of the course (G)
-- R buoy -- 2 red round gate buoys at each end of the course (R)
-- Y buoy -- 6 pairs of yellow cylindrical boat guide buoys (Y) down the course’s center line
-- R buoy -- 6 red round skier turn buoys at the outer edges of the course (R)
Each buoy is attached to a section of rubber tubing which is attached to a plastic snap. The attachments at each end of the tubing are made with double plastic tie wraps. This apparatus is snapped to a looped section of rope which is attached to a plastic snap fastened to a chain section of the shore-to-shore line. The plastic snap is attached to the chain at a precisely measured point marked by a colored plastic tie wrap on a specific link of the chain..
SLALOM COURSE REPAIR
Each buoy assembly requires the following materials which are stored at the north end of Lake Lauderdale in the clubs deck box. Click here to see the photo" SLALOM COURSE MATERIALS" Please remove only those materials you need to make repairs, so that materials will be available for others.• -- Buoy ( yellow or green cylindrical boat guide buoy, or red spherical gate or turn buoy)
• -- 36” piece of rubber tubing
• -- 4 plastic tie wraps
• -- 1 plastic snap
• -- 30” piece of grey cord
Eight of the 26 buoy assemblies also require a Magnet to be installed on the rubber tubing just below the buoy click here to see the photo "BUOY WITH MAGNET ASSEMBLY". The "SLALOM COURSE DIAGRAM" shows which buoys have magnets (labeled Y/m and R/m in the diagram)