MARINA SUBCOMMITTEE REPORT
As the Subcommittee has not yet been able to obtain firm costings for desilting the marina and constructing sheet piling around the Maintenance Yard, the Committee will not be seeking member approval at the AGM to go ahead with this project. Instead, it was decided to wait until firm costings and details were acquired, and then to call a Special Meeting to gain membership approval. Derrick Kershaw will give a report on progress at the AGM.
There was discussion about the ‘Men’s Shed’ – the shed in the south west corner of the Maintenance Yard. It was agreed that the completion of this would be beneficial to members for providing a member workshop and another space and context for social interaction. Funding estimates will be obtained for the next meeting.
We have purchased a new compressor for the yard and it will also be used with the needle gun to de-rust the piles in the Marina
BUILDING SUBCOMMITTEE REPORT
A replacement security camera has been installed in the Committee Room
MOTOR BOAT AND ANGLING SUBCOMMITTEE REPORT
Members are reminded that Inverloch Marine will provide them with a 10% discount on purchases on presentation of their membership card.
All 6 winter races were completed and enjoyed by all. The summer season commences on Saturday, September 23
GRANT OFFICER’S REPORT
We have been successful with our Bendigo Bank grant application for a Rigid Inflatable Dinghy safety boat and outboard motor for use with Sailability and off-the-beach dinghy events. We received $12871.32. We thank the San Remo District, Cowes, Grantville & District Community Bank® branches for their generous support of our club.
SAFETY OFFICER’S REPORT
Aluminium non-slip safety tread will be installed on the ramp of the new arm.
Concern has been raised about possible electrolysis resulting from a number of boats using shore power on an ongoing basis for operating fridges and other electrical appliances. It was also noted that the ‘By-laws and Procedures of the Newhaven Safe Boat Haven’ states that, “Power must not be connected to a vessel whilst it is unattended for more than 48 hours”, and that, “If a berth holder wishes to connect power to their unattended vessel for more than 48 hours they must apply to the Committee via the ‘Marina Long-term Electricity Usage’ form……”.
It was also noted that no one has contacted the club for long-term usage.
The boats in question are to be contacted to ascertain their need for connection to the electricity supply.