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Club to buy a boat.......?!!!
« on: May 29, 2018, 11:28:34 AM »
Calling all NON boat owners!

Boat acquisition.......  A proposal has been made that the Club should buy a boat (or boats) for the use of our non boat owning members.  Many things would need to be considered before embarking on such a project so we have set up a small group of committee members to discuss the idea and make recommendations. 

The first question of course is what kind of boat we should get and the options would seem to be......
1.  Some kind of Dayboat, possibly a Cornish Crabber or                                    something like a squib with a deep keel,  which would be kept afloat.

2.  A dinghy or dinghies...  Maybe something reasonably large and stable like a Wayfarer or possibly a number of smaller dinghies which might appeal to the younger members?  Depending on what we choose,  these might be kept ashore (very limited space) or on a floating pontoon moored in front of the Clubhouse, similar to that on the river near Levington.

3. Another proposal was for a number of canoes,  probably of the sit ON type.

Whatever is decided, there is no point in doing it if the facility would not be used so we are asking NON boat owners to write to the Sailing Secretary, Steve Miller ( or the Property Secretary, Paul Jefferies  ( or just post here on the Forum to express an interest in using a club boat (or boats), say how often you might want to use it and what kind of boat you would find most useful. 

Whilst we would probably contract out any maintenance,  it would also help if you could make it known if you would be prepared to be involved in administration of any club boat scheme.

We look forward to hearing from you!