You’ve probably noticed the little scruffy orange boat that’s been hidden in the corner of the shed on our trailer but never seems to see the light of day.
But thanks to Peter it no longer needs to be ashamed of showing its face. Kerry, along with its trailer, has undergone a complete refurbishment and is ready for the water.
Just some of the things that Peter has fixed.
- Mast base now a close fit for the mast.
- Rubber on gunnels firmly fixed in place.
- Centre board tidied up, now sports go faster stripes.
- New trailer wheels.
- Teflon slides on trailer. Now very easy to get the boat back onto the trailer.
- Trailer re-balanced so very easy to walk boat and trailer down to the water.
And what could be more natural for an experienced mechanic than to do the work on a vehicle hoist!
Thanks again Peter.
We now have two trimarans sailing on the Causeway Lake. The new Hobie has been named “Bob’s Boat” in memory of Bob Auld who passed away last year.
Funding for the boat came from donations in Bob’s memory with the balance made up by Ros. A fitting memorial to one of our most stalwart supporters.
Thanks to WIN News who came along last sail day and featured us on their Tuesday evening news bulletin.
Sailability was presented with an amazing Christmas gift on Tuesday.
The students from Yeppoon State High School, who have been sailing with us all year, created this wonderful award as a thank you to all the volunteers.
We will hang it with pride in the Sailability shed. Thank you to all the students who created this delightful present.
I was sailing on the peaceful waters of the Causeway lake when across the cool morning air wafted the sounds of live music. Life at that moment got even better.
Thanks Chris and Bob.
At our recent sail day we had visits from representatives of the Keppel Bay Sailing Club Management team as well as the member for Keppel.
The general feeling was that the lake is presently under utilised by the community and with some development could become a tourist attraction as well as a great environment for locals.
The Keppel Bay Sailing Club, KBSC, are currently running their learn to sail courses, for children aged from 5 years upwards, at the lake. This provides a very safe venue for their “Tackers” programme. Sandra Byrt and Denis Cook from KBSC talked about the need to create a safe launching ramp for their junior boats as well as a floating pontoon to simplify getting sailors in and out of their boats.
Both of these aims would also benefit Sailability greatly.
Brittany Lauga has spoken to the businesses around the lake who would, of course, welcome more visitors. She seemed supportive of ideas that would make the lake a more attractive social hub.
KBSC have plans to build a boat storage shed near to Sailability although recent events have put these plans on hold for the time being.
Brittany was also impressed with the turnout of Sailability volunteers, 19 in total!
It was a great morning. We should all feel proud. And thanks to those people who sent in photos.