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53rd Anniversary  1964 - 2017

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Major Projects Page

The Story in Pictures of The Construction of the Slipway ,New Pontoon,The New Clubhouse Patio ,The Finger Moorings & The Walkway at Redhouse

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The New Walkway at Redhouse These Thumbnails will show the progress of the new walkway at Redhouse

                The Walkway takes shape

                The Walkway installation at Redhouse

                The Walkway installation at Redhouse

                The Walkway installation at Redhouse

                The Walkway installation at Redhouse

                The Walkway installation at Redhouse

                The Walkway installation at Redhouse

                The Walkway installation at Redhouse

The Finger Moorings These Thumbnails will show the progress of the Finger moorings

                The Groundwork starts

                Club members working hard on the progression of the finger moorings

                Club members working hard on the progression of the finger moorings

                Club members working hard on the progression of the finger moorings

                Final fitting & launching of the new Finger Mooring February 2011

                Final fitting & launching of the new Finger Mooring February 2011

                Final fitting & launching of the new Finger Mooring February 2011

                New Finger Mooring being tested with boats on each side




The Patio

These thumbnails will show the progress of the construction of the new patio at the Clubhouse. Preparation has already begun with exploratory work on the existing foundations to assess what work and materials are required to develop this area. Work will start January 2010 and it is hoped to complete the project by the end of April 2010. As with all major projects and of course work parties, any help would be gratefully appreciated.

The general idea is to remove the complete concrete covering on the patio. taking some of the weight away which is causing the slide and subsidence. The shale under the concrete is to be removed on to the north bank and laid out to the north of the compound so that can be extended for trailers in the future. the patio level will drop so you neither need to step up or down as you leave the club house making a disabled entrance. with the central retaining wall/railway sleepers scrap metal removed and new foundation/footing laid it will support the new lower wall keyed into the two old bally bridge buttresses. During a low tide concrete will be put into the gape between the bank and riveting to prevent any more of the bank being washed away. A wooden staging will be constructed covering the whole lower bank frontage and extending into the river passed the damaged riveting. The wooden part of the patio will be extended by approx 2 mtrs towards the river covering to small stairs a wooded fence /barrier will replace the old metal fencing the stairs on the right of the club will be the only way down to the mooring the broken upper gate will be replaced wide enough for a wheel chair and the ground made good for wheel chair access the whole area then covered with a 2" thick layer of concrete. siting drainage and support for the umbrella.

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                Inspection begins

                Buttresses & lots of earth removed. Footings in.

                Lots more earth & rubble removed, Wall built.20/03/10

                More rubble removed and pounding begins 28/03/2010

                Patio now level with the Clubhouse Door 23/04/2010

                Fence up and Decking down 08/05/2010

The Slipway

These thumbnails show the progress of the new slipway at the club's North Bank Moorings. Click on the pics to enlarge.

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P6030057_WEB.jpg (98950 bytes)   P9280037.JPG (264481 bytes)The First 'Official' Launch!


The New Pontoon

Here are some terrific photos of the start of Work on the new pontoon to when the completed article was taken down to Redhouse Marsh. The completed Pontoon was built over a period of 3 work parties from May 2009 to July 2009

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

       

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