Summer Maintenance will take place from Monday 6 August to Wednesday 8 August, with Thursday held as a contingency for any overrunning work items. As usual volunteers are needed and as all sailing and scale are suspended during this period why not lend a hand to improve and maintain our facilities. Work schedules will shortly be available in the Club House so please take a moment to read and offer your services.
As part of the maintenance the flooring contractor will be inspecting the boat house floor and all boats and equipment will be required to be removed. Please remove your boats and equipment by Sunday 5 August. Last year a boat was damaged, so rather than risk it remove it!
Sailing and scale programmes should should resume on the Thurs/Fri but keep any look out for e-mail updates or post on the forum. Remember if you did not register under GDPA you will no longer receive e-mails.
A great turnout of volunteers, which meant a lot of work has been completed - plastic grids laid outside the boat house gate entrance; all sailing marks removed, cleaned and anti- fouled; kitchen soakaway dug out and improved drainage system started; boat house cleared and cleaned and potential floor failure areas identified. All this was achieved in little more than a morning with all work items completed by 14:00.
We are therefore well on course to complete all planned maintenance, with tomorrow’s main emphasis on repainting the racing marks, cleaning the club house and kitchen, completing the soakaway scheme. An inspection of the boat house floor is to be carried out by the flooring contractor to agree any remedial work.
Thanks again to everyone who helped today and thanks in advance to those volunteering for tomorrow.
Tuesday 7 August - Day 2
Another great turnout of volunteers, which means all work items have been completed one day ahead of schedule. Most of the work is not obvious but should benefit members: the new grids outside the boat house gates should make this entrance less muddy in the winter; the racing marks have been cleaned and repainted and should be easier to see (less excuses to hit the marks!); the kitchen and club house have been deep cleaned and provides a nicer environment for teas and coffee and our soakaway has been completely renewed.
Boats may return to their berths but please note I have agreed a programme of remedial work to the boat floor with our flooring contractor which necessitate the removal of all boats and equipment in September (exact dates to be confirmed) - this work will be dusty and any boats left will at the very least be covered in dust.
Once again the saying “ many hands make light work” has proved true at PRYC with some 25 volunteers helping out over the last 2 days. Getting the programme of work completed quickly has resulted in minimal disruption to the sailing programme. Thank you to all who offered their services and helped out.