Algoma Sailing Club, 2015 Work Days. Click
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do we do on our work days? Well here is a sample and everyone is encouraged
to help out, as there is always lots to do.
We’ve had quite a productive amount of work by club
members over the last couple of weekends, and enjoying good weather
1) The Anchor and Docks committee and work
party headed by Gord Simpson were replacing and inspecting some of the
moorings floats and chains on Sunday May 31st using the floating platform
- Mooring inspection are based on our mooring
maintenance records, and whenever time and extra funding is available any
sets of mooring chains that are found questionable are replaced, as well
as the mooring floats.
- The homemade original mooring tires over the last 3
decades are slowly sinking due to the foam becoming waterlogged, hence are
being replaced by newer plastic mooring balls which are more visible and
waterproof whenever the chains are inspected.
2) On Saturday June 6th, work parties performed
surgery on two of our older dingy docks which have the same flotation problems
with much of the decking become wet or submerged in the water.
- As an effort to help prolong the lifespan of some
of our dingy docks until they can be properly hoisted out by crane to have
all the floatation completely replaced, all the remaining foam flotation
on hand and those recycled from previous repaired docks was inserted into
2 inboard dock sections in an effort to keep the them higher out of the
water. Additionally to stay within budget the decking wood was pulled off,
flipped over, and then nailed back on.
3) Hot water has been an issue of late with an
increased electrical bill due to a failed heater within the large hot water
tank. The large size of tank was chosen years ago for future uses such as
having showers and a sauna installed. Since we currently have no working
showers, a new plan to replace it had to be invoked.
- So on Saturday & Sunday, Dennis Neave has been very
busy with installation of a smaller 10G water heater including a shelf in
the alcove between downstairs washroom and sauna room (storage cubicle).
Gerry Neave kindly donated the heater, so cold showers will be at their
home from now on. Such is the dedication of the Commodore and 1st lady!
- The new heater is now functioning and will provide
enough hot water for the washing dishes and
hands and most definitely using power more efficiently.
4) The result of both projects; we have more
space in the downstairs Clubhouse.
- Styrofoam and some mooring balls gone to the docks
and scrap 60G heater out in the yard along with the old tyre floats
- Badly needed sort out of clubhouse storage areas
that several dump runs will cure, but need help from members to identify
those items that are no longer required and generally tidy up those bits
and pieces that have built up after the last cleanup. Please advise or
check with the Exec.
5) Dennis has also used his electrical
expertise to identify in detail the power distribution to the various
lights, heaters etc. etc.
- The feed from each breaker has been traced to “end
user” and the descriptive chart will be placed at the breakers once
6) Important Reminder:
- Turning off Lights; Sounds easy but the unfortunate
location of some switches eg, outside porch lights (up & down) and inner
sanctum often result in these being unintentionally turned on.
- Windows in Lounge and Galley Area; There was an
attempted break-in last year using convenient ladder courtesy of ASC. A
screen was damaged at the galley window. Access could also be made through
an open window from the porch landing. It is now getting warm with windows
closed but please lock them closed before leaving.
- Coffee Pot and Kettle; Please check – switch off
and unplug after use.