Jan School Holidays 2018
Term 1 2018
Tasmanian Community Fund supports
Juicy Isle Refurbishment
Many members would have noticed our gleaming new start boat “Juicy Isle” gracing the river in recent weeks. The Sandy Bay Sailing Club committee on behalf of all members and other nearby clubs would like to thank the Tasmanian Community Fund (TCF) who provided the bulk of the funding required to complete this very important project.
The start boat had almost reached the end of its life and given it was modified from a family cruiser suffered from many Work Health and Safety issues along with many functional compromises. The aim of the refurbishment was to remove WH&S issues and improve the functionality to allow continued safe use by SBSC members and importantly other clubs in the area.
In early August the boat was taken to the boatyard of Derwent Marine where Don Bailey and the team did what can only be described as a magnificent job. Don was overheard saying at one point “I underestimated the amount of Love my team was prepared to bestow on this great boat”. The end result is a start boat that will continue to support sailing in Hobart for the next 15 – 20 years. Works undertaken included:
1. Strip and repainting of the hull and deck
2. New mast gantry including electronic wind instruments
3. Upgrade to electrical systems
4. Reinforce cabin and windows framework
5. Front anchor well size extended to remove the need for someone to be on the bow when anchoring
6. New fuel tank system.
The finished product is now gleaming and back in active service and the objective of making it simpler and safer to operate has been achieved. The boat is now being used regularly by the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, Yachting Tasmania and our sister club the Derwent Sailing Squadron.