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Changes Over The Winter At The Club

Published 3:00pm on 12 Mar 2024

New for 2024 at the club!

When you get to the club this year you may notice a number of changes - 

The Solar PV installation has had its battery capacity expanded, all the containers have been replaced and refitted.  The club has had extensive rewiring (badly needed) and low energy lighting fitted throughout.  The old generator has been retained as a backup to the Solar PV, but we anticipate that we might not have to use it!  Big thanks are due to Kevin Goodfellow for all his work on this installation.  

We have purchased a new Humber Assault RIB to replace the Ison.  This gives us 3 patrol boats with dual seating and increases our capacity to cover open meetings and other events as well as improving our powerboat training capacity.

Following another successful grant bid to the East Coast Community Fund by the Commodore we have installed Solar Thermal water heating to the club.  This involved installing solar thermal collectors on the south wall of the clubhouse. These feed two pressurised water tanks in the now insulated old gas shed.  We have updated the showers to thermostatically controlled push button operation to give a constant temperature and so they cannot now be left running.  The pressure, and therefore temperature, fluctuations in the old showers as anyone who has used them will remember, should now be a thing of the past and makes the showers more accessible to those with mobility issues.   

With the installation completed in mid-February we have been impressed with the effectiveness of the system, even in the short days and cold weather the tanks are up to working temperature. 

Guy Playford has been doing his usual hard work and the benches, chairs and tables have all been sanded and repainted/varnished and David Crossman has been busy with the unseen work of the Bosun as well - the sort of jobs that dont get noticed but are essential for the running of the club.

Further developments at the lakeside are in the offing, more about these when we have definite news, so watch this space!

We have worked with local contractors wherever possible throughout the project and are particularly proud to have been able to use the generous grant funding we have received to significantly reduce our carbon emissions, increase the sustainability of the club and helped ensure its continued viability.

Adrian Tebbutt

Commodore on Behalf of the hard-working SBSC Committee

Last updated 3:41pm on 21 March 2024

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