Spring 2011


Commodore's Bit


AGM And Prize Giving

Annual Club Dinner

Annual Programme

Bodgit & Co

Burns Night & Video

Cheats Xmas Lunch

Club Open Weekend

Environmental Agency

Financial Problems

Financial Crisis (Solve)

Great Sailing


Kempton Park Fireworks

Ladies Lunch

Newsletter Printing

Out Of The Mouths Of

Pantomime March - May

Post Code (New)



Sailing Prog. Notes

SigneT Open Meeting  

Something Special

Start Of Season Party


Valley Gardens Visit

Web Site

What's Been Going On

Winter Water Front

Work Party

Work Party (Special)


So What's Been Going On At Aquarius?

The kitchen is progressing slowly. The new cooker and the water softener  have been installed. Four extractor fans are in and working after a lot of ducting was put up in the ceiling to vent the exhaust. The redundant  30 amp power line to the shower has been rerouted to the dishwasher. The old kitchen window has been replaced with a new tempered glass unit and finished with a new inner window sill and the microwaves have been raised up above the work surface.

Some modifications have had to be made to the consumer unit fusing arrangements to lessen the likelihood of circuit overloading. The water heater has been raised and recessed into the wall to create more draining board space. Cupboard doors have been put on and decorating commenced.

Bodgit's new apprentice Pete Carpenter has also installed new shower mixer taps and shower head. The new shower operates directly off the new hot water tank which Peter also installed.


Bodgit & Co. are now awaiting feedback on the layout and usability of the kitchen before new carcasses are procured, sink options finalised and the stainless steel work surfaces are ordered. Initial feedback from Sue who runs 'Food for Thought' and did the catering for the club’s annual dinner stated that it was a distinct improvement on the old kitchen.

A new plastic coated cable has been fitted to the upstream ramp winch. The old cable was badly frayed and had become dangerous. The quarterdeck has also been jet-washed but can still get a bit slippery in wet/freezing weather. You have been warned. Meanwhile, Pete has drained down the safety boat diesel engine thus hopefully preventing any freeze-up damage over the winter.

Mike (Over Easy) Baker

The kitchen gutted
The kitchen moved to the lounge
The kitchen nearly complete
New floor covering

The kitchen moved to the lounge


The kitchen nearly complete


New floor covering


The kitchen gutted