It that time of year when there is a lot happening on the maintenance front by members.
Island Spirit was hit while she was on her mooring in Salcombe by a visiting yacht in last summer. She is now in Plymouth having a new toe rail fitted and being in Plymouth, it makes it more difficult to do the normal winter maintenance work so we cannot wait to get her back.
She is now antifouled, new gas alarm, new Hydrostatic release for life raft and work is completing on new bearings and associated work on the steering brinicle. The sails are away being serviced with both main and genoa requiring work for the season.
The Old Pontoon
The old pontoon has now gone and new mooring for the fleet are being organised for this season. A was a lot of work clearing and disconnecting it but now all clear.
The club fleet will be based on west side of the Bag, on a SHA pontoon for the coming season. This will be a new experience for members and will test there sailing ability to go along site the pontoon.
Duncan was flooded by the excessive rain at the end of the year, with the diesel tank getting water in it. This has been all cleaned out now and fitted with new fuel filters in addition to an oil change while we were there.
She also was flooded but had the alternator/starter damaged by the water and these are being replace.
Where are in the process of getting them cleaned and ready for the season
She is out of the water and in storage for the winter
Old Keel boat
The old green squib has come to its end of sailing and has been scrapped.
Postal Address:- Island Cruising Club, Number 3 Boat Store, Island Street, Salcombe, TQ88DP. 01548 844631 Office@islandcruisingclub.co.uk