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.