Mystic Seaport Waterfront

John Gardner Chapter: September 9, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Friday, Sep 09 2016 6:15 pm

Introduction of Members, Welcome Guests and New Members

Steve Barton, Alan Barton, Marissa Lacoursiere, Phil Behney, John Hacunda, Dan Nelson, Dane Rochelle, Andy Strode, David Tang, Peter Vermilya, Bill Armitage, John Symons, and George Spragg were present.

Alan Barton was welcomed as a new member.

Minutes from June meeting

Members present unanimously voted to accept the Minutes for 6/05/2016 as posted on the JGTSCA Website. See online at:
Secretary Peter Vermilya thanked Bill Rutherford substituting for him.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer Ellie Czarnowski presented by e-mail her Report for the period as of 09/09/2016. With income from $2200.00 from the sale of the NINA and no expenses for July and August, the Chelsea Groton Savings Bank balance is now $6,008.00. Members present unanimously voted to accept the Report which is attached to these Minutes.

Old Business

1. Celebration of New South West Dory built by Dan Nelson.

Dan reported that, short of a few minor details, his SW dory was essentially complete. The boat is now at his house on a trailer. Dan has a complete photo-documentation of his build process and will post his images online and notify the membership of the link to them.

2. Boat rack at Mystic Shipyard East

Although no firm date is set for completion of the racks, Phil Behney reported that part of the needed lumber is on hand.
Two club dories are at Mystic Shipyard East and one is on a float in Wequetequock Cove. Members are welcome to use these boats, but should be sure to fill out the use-log at MS East so that the Club can keep a record of the use of these two boats. There is no log at Wequetequock Cove.

3. Second club trailer

After discussion of its essentially off-road only status, Bill Armitage moved and Andy Strode seconded a motion that the second Club trailer be sold for $25.00. Steve Barton said he would purchase the trailer.

4. Success of John Gardner Small Craft Workshop.

Bill Rutherford thanked, by e-mail, all members who had given so much effort in order to make the JGSCW such a success. Members should reference the latest JGTSCA Newsletter or “Messing About in Boats” for an account of the event.

5. Observation of the Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous

Dane Rochelle reported that for various reasons, an organized review by JGTSCA members of the Mystic Seaport ACBR did not occur.

6. JGTSCA Regatta for Oar and Sail

Members present who took part in the JGTSCA RO&S, reported that the event was a great success. Excellent weather and a good turnout of boats of all kinds contributed to the occasion. Bluff Point was an excellent location. Kudos to Ellie Czarnowski, principal organizer. Dane Rochelle volunteered to write up the event for the JGTSCA Newsletter and to provide images.

7. Shop Queue

Now in the shop: the replacement dory and Steve Barton’s rebuild of his kayak.
Progress continues on the replacement dory with principal effort provided by Bill Armitage and Phil Behney. Steve reports that his deck is made and that the wood and patterns for the rest of the parts are in the shop. He may need member help when it comes to his boats ribs.
Once the replacement dory is no longer in the shop, two member projects can be accommodated.
The remaining names on the que are Phil Behney, Bill Rutherford and Bill Armitage.

New Business

1. Block Island School 18 foot sharpie

The BIS has found another home for this boat.

2. 9/17 Event for Oar and Sail.

Those with row, sail, or even row and sail, boats will meet at the Bayberry Launch ramp at 10:00am, 9/17, for a completely informal unorganized event. Weather will dictate what is done. Just show up.

3. Pawcatuck River paddle, October 1st

Dan Nelson is interested in leading a paddle on the Pawcatuck River on October 1st (preferable) or 2nd (weather date). He has suggested putting in at the Bradford, RI site off Route 91. Going up the river is delightful he says. Views of Fall colors may be possible.

4. Tour of local boat shops.

Dane Rochelle volunteered to contact Tommy Thompson to see if a Club tour of his boat shop would be welcome in November.

5. Tour of IYRS

Dane also said that a tour of the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, RI, had been suggested. He volunteered to gather further information.

6. The Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival

John Hacunda mentioned the sailing festivities which will occur 9/10/16 in New London. Several schooners, including a replica of the famous Grand Banks fishing schooner COLUMBIA will be on display. There will be whaleboat races, food, sea-chanties, etc. FREE admission.

Next Meeting:

Friday, October 7th. Potluck at 5:30, Meeting at 6:30 pm. UCONN Avery Point Boat shop.

Motion to Adjourn

The Meeting was adjourned at 7:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Peter T. Vermilya, JGTSCA Secretary

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