There are several tasks that need doing at the site so we’re looking for some help this Saturday, 4/21/12. The youth are away at a Regatta so we’ll need a strong adult showing to help out. Please let me know if you can volunteer, we’ll start working around 9:30 and should be done before noon. The following needs to be done:
- ALL Boats need to be cleaned down after winter storage (inside and out), bring sponges and towels if you have them
- Rigging needs to be checked and hardware replaced
- Install the new sweep oar rack
- Prep the site for the new shack
Thanks for your help and hope to see you on Saturday.
BE ALERT – The river level is quite low (normally what we experience in August) and it seems the shoals downstream of the Route 202 bridge are only wide enough for one boat to pass at a time. Two 8s will NOT fit and MAYBE an 8 and a 1X would fit, but avoid trying to fit an 8 and any other boat in shoals. The shoals are also totally different and shallow in areas that used to be deep and deep in areas that used to be shallow. Its going to take some time to learn the new patterns. Also note that the Swan Creek disgorged tons of rocks into the river during last year’s storms. You must row further out from shore than previously when passing the mouth of the creek.
And, of course, before you can row, your membership dues need to be paid. The membership application is on the website (check out the new website design – Thanks to Steve Platt) under the “Membership” pull-down menu. If you have trouble accessing the file, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org As always, remember that all pages of the application need to be filled in. It is important for our insurance policy that you sign the waiver and the swim certification. Your membership is not considered current until all paperwork is complete