Members should be aware of a number of situations related primarily to the docks.
After just a couple of months in the role, our Chair of the Dock Committee, Ed Konzelman, has had to step down due to a serious health problem. I wish Ed a speedy return to sailing. I am now looking for someone to take over this role. A solid team of workers are waiting for your leadership to continue the care and maintenance of the docks. Please consider this as your opportunity to give back to the club!
For those who walk the docks after dark, you might have noticed that many of the pedestal lights were off, making the trip less safe that it should be. In some cases, the lights were just burnt out, in others the electrical supply was off, or the light sensor dead. All had the same result – dark docks! With the amazing assistance of Rob Wilkinson, all the burnt out lights have been replaced. In several areas, the power was just off, so our member electrician, Mark Coward, completed inspections and took the necessary corrective actions. These are examples of volunteerism at its best.
Here is one example of what happens to power cables inside the docks. This section of cable welded itself to the steel dock frame where the dock movements had worn right through the covers and exposed the copper wires. Not only has this been repaired, cable is now provided with additional protection so it cannot happen again. This level of work is continuous as the docks are now up to 27 years old.
A brief word on Slip Assignments. At this time, there are no open slips at NYC. They are all assigned to a member. While there are some that are not occupied, be assured that your Slip Assignment Committee (VC Marine as Chair, NYC General Manager and Program Manager) continues to manage the allocation of slips. If you would like to be considered for a different slip, please provide the NYC Office with a written notice of your interest. It will be recorded and responded to as quickly as possible. Such moves are all based upon seniority and availability of an open slip.
Have a safe and enjoyable boating season.
Don Weston, Vice Commodore Marine Operations