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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:

  • Review work needed under main pontoon ramp.
  • Read the electric meter and submit to BGlite
  • Reposition club dragon boat
  • General grass cutting
  • Review plant trailer bed
  • Roll grass on the extended camping area
  • Test emergency lights
  • Tape shrouds on club craft as needed.
  • Continue to tidy up committee boat
  • Check electrics on the committee boat
  • Check electrics on safety 1
  • Cut and split wood in lower woodshed and bag for sale
    Review cover on Committee Boat - Sparks to measure up on 9th
  • Continue work on new pond subject to water level
  • Work on path/track at the western end of the lake
  • Install tug access beeper
  • #7 buoy, new mud weight and line and replace (buoy and old chain by main slip).
  • Review rope and chain for buoy moorings
  • Sort storage for slalom buoys
    Sort toe strap on pico dinghy
  • Sort covers on Pico dinghies
  • Sort Pico and Laser trolleys
  • Sort main sheet block on RS Tera, spring is in race hut
  • Paint Clubhouse door and Office door
  • Build second "compost box"
  • Clean 1/3 of the small pond and use plants in new pond and lake
  • Finish desk in race-hut and construct shelves/cupboards
  • Sort door on race hut
  • Continue Re-assembly of refurbished Kestrel - some parts need to be found and fixed
  • Continue to Refurbish main land trainer (Bosun)
  • Check centreboard lines on Kestrels
  • Paint Numbers on racing Buoys
  • Can we improve signs for ECO toilets?
  • Check boat fault logs
  • Lift and reposition mooring buoy #3
  • Reposition racing mark #8
  • Reposition furthest mooring buoy
  • Clearance work in Hazel plantation
  • Build firewood trolley/storage for clubroom
  • Continue upgrade to changing room lights
  • Upgrade firmware in firewall
  • Eco toilet entrance doors
  • Sort through spare cameras
  • Finish work in the 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:

  • Move "work pontoon" from the beach area
  • Relocate fishing pontoon to protect cofferdam sort moorings first
  • Investigate bank at the western end of the beach

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  • Prepare damaged kestrel for travel to repairers
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  • Re-bag firewood for sale to members (in the woodshed)
  • Committee boat, remove outboard for winter storage
  • Split rings of fallen tree for firewood
  • Get Committee boat out.
  • Check boundary near playing fields and add fence panels as required.
  • Replace first aid box
  • Check pontoons
  • Check main lights in clubroom/replace switch
  • Movement of Dragon boats
  • Check water depths for new slip works
  • Photograph cover on the committee boat and send to sparks marine trimmers for replacement pricing
  • Preparation for centre inspection
  • Discussions/planning around HS2 works
  • Continue to trim bushes in front of the race hut
  • Install battery in access control for Tug
  • Sort main printer in the office, it keeps stopping
  • Meetings with HS2 - ecology
  • Meeting with Land Agent
  • Deal with brash and rubbish pile
  • Define pond remodelling.
  • Pick apples
  • Move more wood for club fire
  • Sort stored timber
  • Clean RS Tera dinghies and cut grass around them
  • General grass cutting
  • Trim more of the bushes below the clubhouse
  • Check OB serial numbers
  • Sharpen loppers
  • Cut grass etc at the gate to Charnon Road
  • Hose replacement on excavator -engineer booked
  • Remount no swimming sign near "mirror jetty".
  • Investigate #7 buoy, reported as having moved
  • Empty some eco-toilet buckets
  • Move some topsoil to finish off round race hut
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  • Replace retaining clip on gear linkage in Dorry 30HP engine (have new clip)
  • Work on "work pontoon" winch
  • Tidy up club boat berths near drott shed, relocate timber
  • Started to trim bushes in front of race hut
  • Kestrel moved back to its berth
  • Replace the last fan in eco-toilets
  • Empty Eco buckets
  • Insulate roof on race hut and recover.
  • Fit gutter on race hut
  • Check engine control cables on safety 1
  • Check through Pico dinghies and sort trolly tyres and bungs
  • Replace covers on Vision and Feva dinghies
  • Replace toe straps as required in Feva dinghies
  • Refurbish "Laser Trainer"
  • Check sensors on the gate and investigate the reason for problem earlier in week
  • Adjust door sensor in Tug store
  • Descale shower heads
  • Build extension of decking by race hut
  • Prepare clubhouse for re-opening
  • Clean Safety 1 and check
  • clean jetty
  • Check committee boat
  • Review fuel store
  • Put up shelves in race hut
  • Complete line out of race-hut with insulation and OSB
  • Continue work on tug kennel
  • Put Tug in Kennel
  • Make additional mud weights
  • Lay concrete outside tug store
  • Strengthen race-hut structure.
  • Preparation of pad for deck extension
  • Replace sealant round whb in lady's
  • Replace sealant round whb in men's
  • Continue work on tug kennel.
  • Unpack, set up and check replacement chop saw
  • Setup access control for tug store
  • Start to line out race-hut with insulation and OSB
  • Install the new drain and underground pipes for Drott Shed rainwater
  • Some work on tug kennel
  • Check new fencing
  • Fit door in race hut
  • Lay concrete base for "Tug kennel"
  • Run CAT5 cable from workshop to door end of Drott shed
  • Move skip
  • Move scrap boats to skip
  • Cut up scrap boats and put them in the skip
  • Cut grass, cut grass, cut grass, paths and roadside.
  • Clean the jetty
  • Investigate bank slip by the seat on the south bank, erect barrier or make safe
  • Move chipper from the car park
  • Check tyres on tipping trailer
  • Prepare for "Tug Kennel"
  • First fix cables in new race hut
  • More equipment move to the lower car park
  • Run pipe across the path near the first seat on the south bank (dig, dry sandbags, pipe, backfill)
  • Move scrap boat to skip
  • Run power cable to slipway area
  • Move excavator to the 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
  • Engines 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 buoy 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 the last kestrel for refurbishment
  • Move cleaning materials
  • Continue to dig out of race hut base
  • Make shuttering for pads
  • Bore foundation holes
  • Concrete foundation pads
  • Make mud weights
  • Continue Refurbish "Laser Trainer"
  • Continue to Refurbish main land trainer (Bosun)
  • Committee boat off the water and remove the engine
  • Prep for workday
  • Dismantle race hut
  • Powerboat trailer
  • Continue Race Hut clearance
  • Prep for end of season
  • Split some firewood
  • Review hydraulic pack and breaker
  • Review main land trainer (Bosun)
  • Get ballast
  • Started to refurbish "Laser Trainer"
  • Clear up in bar container
  • Update computers
  • Dispose of some rubbish
  • Sort through "stuff" stored over the workshop and inner sanctum, review: keep - scrap - recycle
  • Replace dimmer in the clubroom
  • Finish container turnout.
  • Erect and dress tree
  • Trailers into scrap metal 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
  • Check and sort mark #9
  • Look at throttle cable on the 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 Men's
  • Bag some firewood for sale to members
  • Firewood to store by the 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 the training weekend
  • Electric meter reading
  • Check 15HP tiller/change plug?
  • Look at lights on the training room, flood light not working.
  • Look at floods on the 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 the 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 the required location.
  • Cut up boats that are to be scrapped and pack in skip
  • Check racing mark #3
  • Replace racing mark #3
  • Clear vegetation in the lower boat park area
  • More boat moving
  • Make mud weights
  • Supervise Gatecare for Service visit.
  • Cut grass, paths and roadside
  • Remount floodlight 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 the area by dan buoy storage
  • Replace batteries in cordless phones
  • Fit new padlock to the gate
  • Check Bass Boat
  • Look at the sailing craft for water week
  • Check fuel stocks for powerboats
  • Clean Pontoon
  • Check training room
  • Repair wood store roof
  • Look at floor drains in men's changing room.
  • Fit third blind on deck
  • Repair Pico rudder
  • Empty ECO buckets
  • Check/sort freezer
  • Work on the temporary trailer for RIB, improve balance, swap winch and snub with the other trailer, Improve roller uprights
  • Collect and test RIB, sort temporary trailer
  • Put new Laser radial sail on a mast
  • Read the electric meter and submit
  • Prep for the 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, the main sheet 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 the campsite, out front, paths
  • Kestrel sail 1485 replace short second reefing line
  • Scrap metal skip to be collected (10:00 - 12:00)
  • Replace the battery in the smoke detector, training room
  • Tidy round carpark - grass/weeds etc for the open day
  • Strim vegetation in the lower boat park area
  • Remaining scrap metal to skip
  • Check/replace lamps in the 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 the skip
  • Abandoned craft, strip then cut up and put in the skip
  • Rake out slots in decking
  • Sort craft in abandoned boat compound.
  • Cut vegetation on the newly capped area (100 - 200mm)
  • Investigate leak in small inflatable's "airdeck"
  • Replace racing mark #10
  • Re-assemble repaired Kestrel
  • Look at solar panel and battery charging on Committee boat
  • Paperwork for weekend training
  • Check fuel
  • Stock bar
  • Clean jetty before the weekend
  • PTBO preparation
  • 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 preparation.
  • Stocktake on Training books and certificates
  • Clean jetty before weekend's training
  • Clean whiteboard in the training room
  • Review steps from the 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
  • reassemble Kestrel back from repair
  • PAT testing part 3
  • Canoe rack, mark bay numbers
  • Canoe rack, complete assembly
  • Sort tyre on tractor tipping trailer
  • Fill the 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 hatches
  • Prep next kestrel for repair
  • Dory get back on the 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 the gate at the west of the site
  • Dory second coat of paint below the waterline
  • Clean Dory hull and paint below the waterline
  • Gate service visit and interlock check
  • Get safety 1 into 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, materials check, drill posts
  • PAT testing
  • Bag some firewood for sale or prep for collection.
  • Cut trees and overhanging branches down near the high seat
  • Replace power supply for the camera on Drott shed
  • Sort through extension leads and work out a better storage
  • Check Committee Boat and make a list of tasks for February
  • Clear round wast water lift pump chamber and check
  • Investigate crack in safety 2 hull - plan action
  • Make fuel lines
  • Measure Kestrels for covers
  • Paint floor of Kestrel back from repair
  • Check emergency lights in the training room
  • Check Fuel cans and lines.
  • Replace batteries in egress lights
  • Started new canoe rack (holes dug)
  • Any tidying up before the RYA meeting on Monday 21st
  • Replace the battery in safety 2 and test boat ready for PB course
  • Second coat of paint on walls of cubicles in Ladies if required
  • Check pico rudders - elastics tight, any breakages etc.
  • Check club boats tied down.
  • Pumpout/check safety 2 - the battery may be flat
  • Clean pontoon.
  • Christmas decorations down and away
  • Check emergency lights
  • Prepare next Kestrel for repair
  • Mount Screen in the 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 cubicles 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 the rowing boat
  • Get damaged Rigiflex ready for repair, photo of the damage to the repairer
  • Continue work on Club Wayfarer (finish reefing lines)
  • Finish box in pipes in Lady's change
  • Seal the 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 the chop saw
  • Label the second batch of Apple Juice
  • Prep work for Work Day - find tools etc
  • Workday task planning and materials
    • List jobs on Kestrels for the 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 clearance hole, use 4.0 x 40 screws
  • Produce food allergens folder
  • Sort tiedown for club Wayfarer - cut a hole in the concrete and fix a chain
  • Sandbags around the new ramp.
  • Pump out work pontoon
  • Clean main jetty
  • Mark up/colour code more of the Drott shed storage racks
  • Move mud weights to the water's edge
  • Replace Number 9 racing mark (chain failed)
  • Fix flood light by the main gate
  • Check flue mounting on the 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 the 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 committee boat cover
  • Replace shock cord on pico toe straps
  • Replace main cleat starboard 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 shock cords 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 a storage location
  • Check solar charger on Committee Boat
  • Replace fuel line on a tank in flamstore
  • Move boats by dead boat pen to allow Rayden Eng access
  • Fix shelf in the 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 the 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, car park 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 the 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 a 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 car park signs
  • Prep work for the open day
    • Tent up
    • Check food stocks
    • Collect meat from the 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 lockdown on Dory - reports of lifting in reverse
  • Prep work for Stow work party
  • Replace broken hooks in men's with wooden ones
  • Tidy up timber stock behind the clubhouse and alongside Drott shed
  • Check trolly wheels on Pico dinghies
  • Clean out the club room fire 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 the clubhouse, check the 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 shackles)
  • Mountfield Mower - remove Blade bolt and sharpen the blade
  • Replace some clubroom lights with LED lamps
  • Tape Shrouds on club boats
  • Repair Kestrel rudders.
  • Varnish oppie foils
  • Spread 18t shingle on car-park
  • Sort bits in "Inner Sanctum"
  • Recover 'lost' mud weight
  • Grass cutting
  • Preparation for PTBO
  • Work on club Wayfarer
  • Paint walls in men's cubicles
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