To see as much of the world as we can,
Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

West River Sailing Club

This is a set of chores we take on with joy.

WRSC Dock Repair
Every six months, we do another 20 feet

This is the WRSC dock.

A long, long string of wood and plumbing and electrical.

The idea is to rip out pieces each year.

Since becoming members, I've helped with a fair amount of dock building (except for last year, when we were in Nevada.)

It's strenuous, but satisfying work. A couple of hammers, couple of very long pry bars, some pressure-treated wood, a pound of galvanized nails and some caulk to seal the tops of the stringers under the decking itself.

We use nails (not screws) because this all has to come out in ten years. Also. Some maintenance jobs (i.e. electrical work under the decking) requires pulling up planks once in a while.

Fitting the plans around the pilings means "bring a saw." Something I'll remember to do in the spring.

A few members (I think) have worked on every inch over their tenure. Maybe someday, I'll be one of the folks that's put a nail in every board.