Club Boats - New Berth arrangements -Bryan Clements
Through the good offices of Graham Thompson the Club has purchased another Laser
Pico dinghy. This means that we now have two 2-person dinghies particularly suited
The hull to one of the original Club lasers, which was damaged at the end of last
season, was judged beyond economic repair and has been replaced with one donated
by Nigel Knowles. The Committee have also decided to sell the Escape Fusion, which
has not been very much used.
All the Club boats - and indeed all boats on berths A -O - are now secured via their
bow fitting to a rail running along the bank. (thanks to Messrs Bodgit & Co for procuring
and installing the rail).
Each boat has a wire strop and associated combination padlock attached to the rail
which should be passed through the boat's bow fitting and secured back on itself
with the associated combination padlock. All boats are also tied down to tyres buried
in the bank.
The rail and tyre arrangement removes the need for any pickets or metal spikes on
the bank in this area and these are now banned. (Rusty metal half hidden in undergrowth
is a hazard to bare legs to say nothing for what it does to strimmer cord!).
As a safety measure there is an additional rope for each boat, attached permanently
to the rail, which is intended to provide security when working around the boat
In the near future we intend to provide additional timbers along the river frontage
to enable boats on berths A - O to be launched directly from their berths into the