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Shed Club

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A group meets most Fridays to tackle projects and maintenance around the club. If you would like to find out more or join us contact Tony and you can join the mailing list.

We start at around 10, refreshments and lunch are part of the day.


Activities are varied and can include

  • Building sheds
  • Boat maintenance
  • Building maintenance
  • Grounds maintenance
  • .......
  • Eating Lunch
  • Drinking tea and coffee

The current jobs list is:

  • Move skip
  • Move scrap boats to skip
  • Cut up scrap boats and put in skip
  • Cut grass, cut grass, cut grass, paths and roadside.
  • Clean the jetty
  • Trim bushes in front of race hut
  • Fit door in race hut
  • read electric meter
  • Start clearing area for "Tug kennel"

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  • Check engine control cables on safety 1 and electrics on committee boat
  • Investigate bank slip by seat on south bank, erect barrier or make safe
  • Move chipper from carpark
  • Check tyres on tipping trailer
  • Re-assemble referbished Kestrel - some parts need to be found and fixed
  • Find club laptop computer
  • Continue Refurbish "Laser Trainer"
  • Continue Refurbish main land trainer (Bosun)
  • Toppers to recycling
  • Review plant trailer bed
  • More equipment move to lower carpark
  • Check centre board lines on Kestrels
  • Paint Numbers on racing Buoys
  • Can we improve signs for ECO toilets
  • Check boat fault logs
  • Look at GP14
  • More boat moving
  • Lift and reposition mooring buoy #3
  • Reposition racing mark #8
  • Reposition furthest mooring buoy
  • Cut grass, paths and roadside.
  • Clearance work in Hazel plantation
  • Build firewood trolly/storage for clubroom
  • Continue upgrade to changing room lights
  • Upgrade firmware in firewall
  • Eco toilet entrance doors
  • Sort through spare cameras
  • Finish work in bar for cooler - box in extractor - construct box fit and finish
  • Change oil on digger track gearboxes
  • Update galley price list
  • Complete food allergens folder
  • More tidying up by woodshed

Recent jobs completed:

  • Run pipe across path near first seat on south bank (dig, dry sand bags, pipe , backfill)
  • Move scrap boat to skip
  • Run power cable to slipway area
  • Move excavator to lower area
  • Complete work on safety 1 and committee boat
  • Work on supply cables to race hut
  • Continue work on race hut construction
  • Find and cut deck boards for deck extension
  • Swap access control computer
  • Engins back on safety 1 and committee boat
  • Pull cables through clubhouse roof for race hut power
  • Continue work on race hut
  • Check what is required for #6 buuoy replacement
  • Plan Workday
  • Committee boat trailer - reverse suspension units or swap axle bar
  • Check what is needed for fishing pontoon
  • Construct timber frame for new race hut base
  • Committee boat - check over and decide on work needed before next season
  • Check over safety 1 and prepare for next season
  • Prepare last kestrel for refurbishment
  • Move cleaning materials
  • Continue dig out of race hut base
  • Make shuttering for pads
  • Bore foundation holes
  • Concrete foundation pads
  • Make mud weights
  • Continue Refurbish "Laser Trainer"
  • Continue Refurbish main land trainer (Bosun)
  • Committee boat off water and remove engine
  • Prep for workday
  • Dismantle race hut
  • Power boat trailer
  • Continue Race Hut clearance
  • Prep for end of season
  • Split some fire wood
  • Review hydraulic pack and breaker
  • Review main land trainer (Bosun)
  • Get balast
  • Started to referbish "Laser Trainer"
  • Clear up in bar container
  • Update computers
  • Dispose of some rubbish
  • Sort through "stuff" stored over workshop and inner sanctum, review: keep - scrap - recycle
  • Replace dimmer in clubroom
  • Finish container turnout.
  • Erect and dress tree
  • Trailers into metal to skip
  • Turn out containers
  • Topper in metal skip to plastics trailer
  • HS2 meeting
  • Cut up trailers and metal to skip
  • Check and sort mark #3
  • Checkand sort mark #9
  • Look at throttle cable on committee boat, reported sticking
  • Finish clear up after tree work, cut, move and stack larger timber, split for kindling
  • Waste skip out, metal skip in
  • Clear up after tree work, chip brash, move and stack timber
  • Scrap metal skip out, waste skip in
  • Cut up some more craft for waste skip
  • Assist tree work, moving brash, chipping etc.
  • Prep for Spooky
  • Look at HS2 test pit reinstatement
  • Light in Mens
  • Bag some firewood for sale to members
  • Firewood to store by clubhouse.
  • Rubbish skip out, Metal skip in.
  • Scrap metal to skip
  • .
  • Label bottles of apple juice
  • Get "Race Hut" camera working - replace broken coax cable
  • Look at rudders on Kestrels - tighten and adjust as required
  • Sort padlocks - fuel store/inner sanctum.
  • Move boats and plant to allow access for HS2 test pits
  • Pick apples
  • Check/repair round table and wooden chairs on deck and store for winter
  • Investigate race hut and deck level
  • Second 15HP tiller to Bicester for service
  • purchase grease and gun (UU1021)
  • Grease digger and logging trailer
  • Fix lights by gate only one working
  • Test knapsack sprayer
  • Check boats for training weekend
  • Electric meter reading
  • Check 15HP tiller / change plug?
  • Look at lights on training room, flood not working.
  • Look at floods on clubhouse, Main not working and one gate light only working.
  • Prep required for Terra Open - TBD
  • Clean Pontoon
  • Sort DAN buoys - one needs cleaning - one needs replacement line and weight - check rest
  • Cut grass/weeds on campsite
  • Let Skip driver in to swap skip over
  • Cut up more boats that are to be scrapped and pack in skip
  • Read electricity meter and submit to BG
  • Check gate sensors as it has been reported not opening
  • Check Eco toilets and empty buckets
  • Cameras not updating on website and unable to connect VPN - check - Call Village networks to change IP (TG)
  • Direct Skip driver to required location.
  • Cut up boats that are to be scrapped and pack in skip
  • Check racing mark #3
  • Replace racing mark #3
  • Clear vegitation in lower boat park area
  • More boat moving
  • Make mud weights
  • Supervise Gatecare for Service visit.
  • Cut grass, paths and roadside
  • Remount flood light on bar container
  • Look at Rigiflex 360 #3 define repair plan
  • Replace Pico jib sheets as required
  • Trim kestrel main sheets as required
  • Look at pipes on edge of area by dan buoy storage
  • Replace batteries in cordless phones
  • Fit new padlock to gate
  • Check Bass Boat
  • Look at sailing craft for water week
  • Check fuel stocks for power boats
  • Clean Pontoon
  • Check training room
  • Repair wood store roof
  • Look at floor drains in mens.
  • Fit third blind on deck
  • Repair Pico rudder
  • Empty ECO buckets
  • Check/sort freezer
  • Work on temporary trailer for RIB, improve balance, swap winch and snub with other trailer, Improve roller uprights
  • Collect and test RIB, sort temporary trailer
  • Put new Laser radial sail on mast
  • Read elecric meter and submit
  • Prep for open day
    • Set up cask beer
    • Clean pontoon
    • Put up tent
    • Sort shades
    • Check boats (generals and specifics below)
    • Check BBQ
    • Store food
    • Get dragon boat on the water
    • Check kyaks
    • Check eco toilets
    • Bunting
    • Displays
    • Clean deck
    • ..........
  • Look at display boards for Open Day
  • Cut grass, paths and roadside
  • Update sign for fuel oil mix(100:1) with quantities and put in lid
  • Continue work on Club Wayfarer - test tanks
  • Replace cleat on Wayfarer mast
  • Kestrel 1485 check, main cleat reported missing.
  • Kestrel sail 1493 replace yellow reefing line - it is to thick.
  • Kestrel 14?? sort out centre board raise/lower line - it has been "rethreaded" following elastic fail
  • Cut grass on campsite, out front, paths
  • Kestrel sail 1485 replace short second reefing line
  • Scrap metal skip to be collected (10:00 - 12:00)
  • Replace battery in smoke detector, training room
  • Tidy round carpark - grass/weeds etc for open day
  • Strim vegitation in lower boat park area
  • Remaining scrap metal to skip
  • Check/replace lamps in training room
  • Create signs for fuel oil mix(100:1) and put in store lid
  • Refurbish shower waste pump in access toilet
  • Investigate mooring buoy #3.
  • Investigate shower waste pump in access toilet
  • Sort and clean scrap metal into skip
  • Abandoned craft, strip then cut up and put in skip
  • Rake out slots in decking
  • Sort craft in abandoned boat compound.
  • Cut vegitation on newly capped area (100 - 200mm)
  • Investigate leak in small inflatable's "airdeck"
  • Replace racing mark #10
  • Re-assemble repaired Kestrel
  • Look at solar pannel and battery charging on Committe boat
  • Paperwork for weekend training
  • Check fuel
  • Stock bar
  • Clean jetty before weekend
  • PTBO preperation
  • Replace main halliards in RS Visions
  • Remake loops on RS Vision jib halliards
  • Replace horse block on Tera boom
  • Grass cutting
  • Tidy up carpark (for PTBO)
  • Other PTBO preperation.
  • Stock take on Training boooks and certificates
  • Clean jetty before weekend's training
  • Clean whiteboard in training room
  • Review steps from clubhouse to slip (do we need to do anything before PTBO?)
  • Setup and test replacement fryer
  • Compact hard-core round canoe rack
  • Check/ replace outboard fuel lines
  • re assemble Kestrel back from repair
  • PAT testing part 3
  • Canoe rack, mark bay numbers
  • Canoe rack, complete assembly
  • Sort tyre on tractor tipping trailor
  • Fill hole in entrance apron
  • Test egress lights after battery replacement
  • Canoe rack start erecting posts.
  • Check 2 stroke fuel and 15HP engines
  • Check water meter reading (needs pumping out)
  • Continue work on Club Wayfarer - replace hatchs
  • Prep next kestrel for repair
  • Dory get back on water for Saturday (engine on etc)
  • Third repaired kestrel - reassemble, new painter, horse etc.
  • Modify Dory cover to simplify mooring
  • Continue work on Club Wayfarer - replace hatch seal tape.
  • Replace padlock on gate at west of site
  • Dory second coat of paint below waterline
  • Clean Dory hull and paint below waterline
  • Gate service visit and interlock check
  • Get safety 1 in to pontoon and replace steering helm and cable
  • Committee boat back together and launch
  • PAT testing part 2.
  • Returned engines to store
  • Check steering and bilge pump on Safety 1
  • Make up more fuel lines.
  • Prep work for next workday, meterials check, drill posts
  • PAT testing
  • Bag some firewood for sale or prep for collection.
  • Cut trees and overhanging branches down near high seat
  • Replace power supply for camera on Drott shed
  • Sort through extension leads and work out better storage
  • Check Committee Boat and make list of tasks for February
  • Clear round wast water lift pump chamber and check
  • Investigate crack in safety 2 hull - plan action
  • Make up fuel lines
  • Measure Kestrels for covers
  • Paint floor of Kestrel back from repair
  • Check emergency lights in training room
  • Check Fuel cans and lines.
  • Replace batteries in egress lights
  • Started new canoe rack (holes dug)
  • Any tidying up before RYA meeting on Monday 21st
  • Replace battery in safety 2 and test boat ready for PB course
  • Second coat of paint on walls of cubicals in Ladies if required
  • Check pico rudders - elastics tight, any breakages etc.
  • Check club boats tied down.
  • Pumpout/check safety 2 - battery may be flat
  • Clean pontoon.
  • Christmas decorations down and away
  • Check emergency lights
  • Prepare next Kestrel for repair
  • Mount Screen in training room
  • Get repaired rigiflex back to service
  • Split some firewood
  • Set up Vonage IP phone unit when delivered
  • Clean deck and check warning signs
  • Get damaged rigiflex ready for repair, lights etc.
  • Check bilge pump float switch on safety 1
  • Paint walls of cubicals in Ladies
  • Investigate battery on committee boat (flat on Sunday)
  • Chip brash from tree pruning
  • Check bilge pump float switch on safety 1
  • Prep some firewood.
  • Clean Cameras
  • Continue work on rowing boat
  • Get damaged rigiflex ready for repair, photo of damage to repairer
  • Continue work on Club Wayfarer (finish reefing lines)
  • Finish box in pipes in Lady's change
  • Seal hole in RS Tera and replace hatch seal - test hull
  • Work on / re-assemble Kestrel back from repair work
  • Jetty cleaned
  • Work on "new" tender
  • Kestrel floor painted (mike brought some in) ready for re-rigging.
  • Wheels moved on the double axle trailer.
  • Halloween stuff put away.
  • 2 padded chairs darned.
  • Hose from down the steps tided.
  • Cement on site for canoe posts.
  • Pump out pontoon used by Raden Engineering
  • Recover pontoon used by Raden Engineering
  • Replace brushes in chop saw
  • Label second batch of Aplle Juice
  • Prep work for Work Day - find tools etc
  • Workday task planning and materials
    • List jobs on Kestrels for workday
    • canoe / kayak rack planning
      Splice Lines on fenders for buoys
      Start fixing fenders to Mirror Jetty
  • .
  • Label bottles of apple juice
  • Replace valves on men's showers
  • Install lights in men's showers
  • Replace hand dryer in men's
  • Prepare pontoon for Raden Engineering
  • Fit divider in men's shower
  • Check bilge pump electrics on safety 1 and 2
  • Prepare pontoon for Raden Engineering
  • Repair craft fault report folder
  • Check engine serial numbers
  • Replace broken hooks in changing room enlarge to 4.5mm clearence hole, use 4.0 x 40 screws
  • Produce food allergens folder
  • Sort tiedown for club Wayfarer - cut hole in concrete and fix chain
  • Sandbags round new ramp.
  • Pump out work pontoon
  • Clean main jetty
  • Mark up/colour code more of the Drott shed storage racks
  • Move mud weights to waters edge
  • Replace Number 9 racing mark (chain failed)
  • Fix flood light by main gate
  • Check flue mounting on training room
  • Pick apples
  • List all dead boats and photograph
  • Investigate and tighten up handle on clubroom door
  • Check fuel
  • Make mud weight for #9 + spare
  • Continue work on Club Wayfarer (mast step)
  • Rebuild a kestrel for use in training weekend
  • Yet more boat moving
  • More Boat moving
  • Painting / varnishing boat parts
  • Construct compost enclosure
  • Prune more trees on route for Rayden Eng.
  • Get Kestrel #6 back to drott shed and restore fittings
  • Change engine on Safety 1
  • Boat moving
  • Replace shock cord on committe boat cover
  • Replace shock cord on pico toe straps
  • Replace main cleat startbourd side on 1 pico
  • Sort cleaning supplies
  • Finish update of Eco toilet signs
  • Look at access toilet shower waste pump - not running automatically
  • Replace shock cord on rigiflex lockers
  • Check fixings on rigiflex for stressed screws
  • Tighten fixings on safety 1 bow cleat
  • Replace shockcords on safety 1 cover ridge pole and stand
  • Clean/lubricate padlock on Safety 1
  • Pickup and move cuttings from ditch clearing
  • Find or replace MOB buoys for training use - create storage location
  • Check solar charger on Committee Boat
  • Replace fuel line on tank in flamstore
  • Move boats by dead boat pen to allow Rayden Eng access
  • Fix shelf in kitchen cupboard
  • Sort Kestrel to go for repair
  • Investigate lift on 15hp outboard
  • Investigate eco toilet cubical light, reported on all night
  • Fill rubbish skip
  • Finish off round stopcock cover
  • Check parts required for flail and order
  • Prepare Eco toilets for third unit - clear cubical, door catch, cubical light, door sign, instructions
  • Test Safety 1 - battery reported flat, not used last Sunday
  • Signs - campsite rules, beach area, carpark notices need fixing (replace drawing pins)
  • Finish loading skip with scrap metal
  • Collect up windsurf boards and hide
  • Review centre inspection action and plan actions on boats
  • HS2 Meetings
  • Clean gate sensors (playing up)
  • Review centre inspection action and plan actions on boats
  • Replace hinges on main clubroom door
  • Straighten door closer
  • Sort battery on Dory (swop from committee boat and use small on committee boat)
  • Clean Solar pannel on Committee Boat
  • Load skip with scrap metal
  • Check power boat kits and extinguishers
  • Make up short tiller extension for H15
  • Work on Club Kestrels specifically rudders
  • Assemble and fit wind indicators
  • Ride on mower - Get it running smoothly, work on cutter blade
  • Put up carpark signs
  • Prep work for open day
    • Tent up
    • Check food stocks
    • Collect meat from butcher
    • Collect beer
    • Floatation test on kayaks
    • Displays
    • Feather flags
    • ...........
  • Mark up new buoyancy aids
  • Treat wooden coat hooks
  • Continue work on Club Wayfarer
  • Look at engine lock down on Dory - reports of lifting in reverse
  • Prep work for Stow workparty
  • Replace broken hooks in men's with wooden ones
  • Tidy up timber stock behind clubhouse and alongside Drott shed
  • Check trolly wheels on Pico dinghys
  • Cleanout clubroomfire for summer!
  • Repair centre main fitting on RS Vision
  • Ride on mower - Carb back on
  • Mountfield mower - get it running again!
  • Swap remaining clubroom lights
  • Investigate Drott shed lights
  • Clean gutters around clubhouse, check filter on rear downpipe (seen overflowing)
  • Treat wooden coat hooks
  • Prep for Barrus Day
    Cut grass round gate sensors
    More Grass CuttingFinish reposition of "new" ramp (add shacles)
  • Mountfield Mower - remove Blade bolt and sharpen blade
  • Replace some clubroom lights with LED lamps
  • Tape Shrouds on club boats
  • Repair Kestrel rudders.
  • Varnish oppie foils
  • Spread 18t shingle on carpark
  • Sort bits in "Inner Sanctum"
  • Recover 'lost' mud weight
  • Grass cutting
  • Preperation for PTBO
  • Work on club Wayfarer
  • Paint walls in men's cubicals

Last updated 20:51 on 27 May 2020

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