We all know that 'Bosuns’ are a bit
heavy, so I suppose it didn't come as much of a surprise to
hear that while Pete Carpenter was recently recovering his
boat the whole kit & caboodle broke through one of the
Bryan Clements and Stuart Schafer constructed a
temporary repair but it was evident that something a little
more permanent was going to be required.
Mike Rodgers and Nigel had a look on Sunday 24
July and concluded that the steel work that sits within the L
section edge members needed replacing. They took some
measurements and are now trying to find some suitable
material which will be 'Bosun proof.
The geese that had been prevented from using
the ramp for the last few weeks looked highly amused and
paddled off muttering something about poetic justice!
I have been asked by the committee to remind
all members to (a) do their own washing up and not just leave
things in the sink. (b) leave the galley area as they would
wish to find it and (c) take your rubbish home with you
whenever possible. Thanks folks.
Winter's coming but NOW is the time to start
thinking about winterizing your boats. If you don't believe
me just take a wander up the bank a look at the state of some
of the dinghies and their covers. Some simple precautions
taken early can make all the difference.
1. Check your boat for flaky varnish and
paint (inside and out) and, if possible, do something about
2. Check your boat cover, is it still
waterproof? Are its securing straps still good?
3. Check your pickets and tie down lines.
Are they secure?
4. Do your hull bungs and or self bailers
work okay? Have you ever seen the damage ice can do to a boat
because rain water can't drain out?