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Check out the new photos in the Gallery!
Ewa and Les took them during their visit at the beginning of July.
The first few photos are where they sail in Mexico during the winter. The rest were taken at the Breakwater.
UPDATE! Ewa sent me some more photos from May 2015 which were not in the album. There are some good kite jump photos. Check out the May 2015 album entries also.
Time for another Annual General Meeting.
Membership dues for 2019 can be paid ahead of time with Paypal. Just complete the ‘Pay Yearly Membership Fee’ section at the top right of this page.
Here are the details for the meeting:
Hi everyone, just a friendly email to let you know of our upcoming AGM June 9th at 11 am at Waves Coffeeshop in Chilliwack (Vedder rd in Garrison) Our meeting are usually under 90 mins so theres plenty of time to grab lunch and head to the lake after 😉
We will briefly go over our finances, how to boost membership and online interaction in our group, upcoming events (Im liking the idea of a Beach BBQ /fundraiser) as well as the usual lake/beach/launch updates.
Please come out, have a coffee and catch up.
Check out our facebook page and website for updates (and to get your membership dues in while you’re at it 😉)
I will be offering screenprinting of our logos again this year for $10 if you provide the t or tank, vehicle decals are in the works also.
Hope to see you June 9th or on the water this summer!
Please use the Paypal link in the top right column of the home page to pay your yearly membership fees. It is preferable if they are paid before the AGM so we know how much money is available for the porta-potty and other expenses.
On Monday Mar 18 Michelle Ambrose and I went to Harrison to take advantage of the very low water level to try and break up the sunken derelict boat that is close to the breakwater. The boat is extremely well built with massive 6×6 timers and formed steel pieces bolted and nailed together. We could only manage to lower it somewhat by prying off some of the semi rotten top timbers and planks. More importantly we removed and/or flattened the numerous, large, and dangerous bolts, spikes, and nails sticking out of it. So it is now a safer, lower, and smoother surfaced derelict.
Probably the only realistic solutions to getting rid of it entirely is to have it towed by either a tug boat or a land based vehicle. Even after all the years it has been in the water it is still really solid, and heavy.
Unfortunately we did not think to take any photos. However I did manage to use the footage from the webcam on that day to create a time lapse GIF which you can see below. The camera is too far away to give anything other that a very grainy image of us and the boat. So what you see is a Benny Hill type time lapse of a couple of figures in black wetsuits sawing, prying, hacking and sledge hammering on the boat for over an hour.
If anyone knows the history of the sunken boat I would like to post it on our website.
Also, I happened to stumble upon this link to a Federal Government program to get rid of abandoned boats in case the club wants to pursue it:
Here is the Benny Hill time lapse GIF of our efforts, lol:
The wind-meter is reporting but always 0 wind speed. Might be stuck, or something else. Will need some R&R before spring.
Check out Ewa’s most recent photos in the Photo Gallery.
(If it wasn’t for Ewa we would not have any photos!)
Note: For some reason the slide show function is not working.
The wind-meter is working again thanks to the combined efforts of Mark Turner, Ross at the Harrison Hotel, Luk Stanek, and myself. Unfortunately the direction indicator is probably not going to be fixed until the off season. Not a big problem though, just look on the webcam for a nice wind shadow North of the breakwater.
Thanks to Mark Turner’s considerable troubleshooting skills the webcam is now working again.
Thank you Mark
Due to the high water at the beach we have made the decision to postpone renting the Portable Toilet until conditions improve enough to warrant having one. We can still use the Portable Toilet at the Government dock 400m south of our beach.
The beach today, courtesy of Luk, click to see a larger version: