Mike B writes: Just to let you all know that Ferry Maid has completed her mid-season wash and brush up and is now available to use once more.
Special thanks go to the dedicated painting team of Duncan and George for all their effort on both the Lass and the Maid over the last few weeks, to John H for his varnishing and especially to Mike McD for his work on remodelling our new oars and the rudders for both the Maid and the Lass and for improvements made to the footrests for both the Lass and the Maid. Thanks are also due to Douglas for his snazzy new pins
Finally, thanks to our master of works, Mark, for keeping us all on track during the maintenance works on both boats.
Mike McD writes: Thanks to all our dedicated maintenance team, Ferry Lass should be operational as of Sunday. However, the replacement for the broken Clenshaw oar is not yet with us and the ‘New’ oars are currently being modified and won’t be ready until next weekend. It seems sensible therefore the just swap Lass for Maid. We can then reshape the rudder on Maid and tidy up the rubbed paintwork on footrests and the kelson at the same time. New toe-straps for Lass have also still to arrive.
So the team will be working next week and all being well, we will have both boats available for next weekend.