Saturday, April 14, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
Thanks to everyone who visited this Blog and for all those who gave feedback. And a especially big thanks to Bruce Tennant for his regular contribution of photo's.
According to Hugh's report on Sunday evening, everything is complete as per the contract. We still have many tasks to do such as installing the zinc anodes on the sheet pile, installing the mast stepper on the new base, building and installing the new gangway for the launch pad area, preparing additional electrical boxes for the new docks, installing the pump-out station, pounding over 100 pilings, launching the docks, including new ones, and then installing the services everyone expects. WOW! That is quite a list and no doubt there are other things to do.
Needless to say, this all cannot be done by two, or even 10, people. We are a volunteer club and to have a timely launch, with berths ready to go for the warm weather, we will all have to work together.
The budget for 2007 has been completed, the fixture card will be available soon and John Boyd starts in two weeks. Please consider how you would like to participate and then contact the appropriate director. To see a list of the directors and their contact information, click HERE.
Monday, March 12, 2007
If you haven't made it down to the project lately you probably haven't seen all the cement that has been poured over the past couple of weeks. And by the looks of it much of it will never be seen again. I am speaking of the sheet pile support blocks that are tied with a long metal rod to the back of the sheet pile. The are substantial. Once they are buried, they will be out of sight. The one large cement block that will be seen for a long time is the foundation for the gangway.
There was an interesting phenomenon we saw last evening. The 80% of the ice in the inner harbour was covered with water - probably 6 or 8 inches. It must have been run-off as it was muddy coloured. It was flowing across the ice near 'A' dock and running into a crack in the ice beside the wharf.
When I get an update from the Breakwater Committee, I will post it here. From a major construction point of view things are starting to wind down. We will see more detail work being done. If anyone has any interesting photo's, please don't hesitate to send them to me.
Friday, March 2, 2007
Bruce provided the photo's. The dates they were taken can be see superimposed on each picture. In this post it goes from newest to oldest.
Pouring Cement. They insulated it after they were done. It generates enough heat that is sets properly as long as it is insulated.
The vertical green pipe is for the mast stepper.
The sheet pile looks nice and straight in this shot
Some finishing touches.
The sheet pile was very ragged across the top edge before they cut it level.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
orientation of this section is north-south.
Friday, February 16, 2007
The Bi-Law committee met for the 3rd time last evening. It was nice that we were able to get the 5 committee members all together! Our next meeting is scheduled for March 25. Everyone seems to feel we are making positive progress on the review, and to quote George: "My initial thoughts were that this was going to be a laborious task of going through a bunch of 'legaleze' but I've found the discussions to be excellent, with full input from everyone." If the work to date is any indication, the Board and membership will see positive results from the effort put into the process by the committee.
Any of you who has been down to the wharf will have seen a lot more activity. Irving Equipment has set-up to begin installing the sheet pile.
I understand from Bruce (who provided the photo's) that it was really blowing down there - and as many of us know, that is nearly a 10 mile stretch of open ice - not much to slow it down!
road in front of the club!?!