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(The current wet room pictured below.)\u003c/p\u003e","ContentConfig":{"Caption":null,"Icon":null,"IconColour":null,"CaptionColour":null,"UnderlineColour":null,"TextColour":null,"PaddingLeft":"10px","PaddingTop":"10px","PaddingRight":"10px","PaddingBottom":"10px","FontSize":null,"LineHeight":null,"BottomMargin":0,"PhoneVisible":true,"TabletVisible":true,"DesktopVisible":true},"ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"BottomMargin":0,"ResponsiveClasses":"","Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"Filter":null,"IsParallax":false,"Image":""},"ImageConfig":{"ImageURL":null,"ObjectFit":"contain","ImageHeight":null,"FrameStyle":null,"BorderRadius":null,"AltText":null,"LinkURL":null,"PaddingLeft":null,"PaddingTop":null,"PaddingRight":null,"PaddingBottom":null,"BottomMargin":0,"PhoneVisible":true,"TabletVisible":true,"DesktopVisible":true}}]}],"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"TopPadding":0,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"Filter":null,"IsParallax":false,"Image":""}},{"Columns":[{"Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Elements":[{"Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003ctable class=\"table\"\u003e\u003ctbody\u003e\u003ctr\u003e\u003ctd\u003e\u003cfigure style=\"max-width: 330px;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https://www.dittishamsc.org.uk/Client/Images/Cms/image(125).png\" data-image=\"1\" width=\"330\" height=\"220\"\u003e\u003c/figure\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003ctd\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003c/tr\u003e\u003ctr\u003e\u003ctd\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003ctd\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003c/tr\u003e\u003c/tbody\u003e\u003c/table\u003e","ContentConfig":{"Caption":null,"Icon":null,"IconColour":null,"CaptionColour":null,"UnderlineColour":null,"TextColour":null,"PaddingLeft":"10px","PaddingTop":"10px","PaddingRight":"10px","PaddingBottom":"10px","FontSize":null,"LineHeight":null,"BottomMargin":0,"PhoneVisible":true,"TabletVisible":true,"DesktopVisible":true},"ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"BottomMargin":0,"ResponsiveClasses":"","Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"Filter":null,"IsParallax":false,"Image":""},"ImageConfig":{"ImageURL":null,"ObjectFit":"contain","ImageHeight":null,"FrameStyle":null,"BorderRadius":null,"AltText":null,"LinkURL":null,"PaddingLeft":null,"PaddingTop":null,"PaddingRight":null,"PaddingBottom":null,"BottomMargin":0,"PhoneVisible":true,"TabletVisible":true,"DesktopVisible":true}}]}],"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"TopPadding":0,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"Filter":null,"IsParallax":false,"Image":""}},{"Columns":[{"Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Elements":[{"Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eInto this relatively tiny space we managed to cram a handful of rigs, a kitchenette and two safety boats, which, once in place, had to be clambered over in order to get out of the door! First thing on a Sunday the boats would be rolled out and in would come an uninhibited group of male sailors desperate to wriggle out of their day clothes and into a wet-suit. It is not altogether a myth that the sight of so many a (and one particular) bare bum, inspired the creation of the two side extensions, with changing-rooms, showers, and toilets and the very first raising of a roof to form the upstairs club-room (a separate saga, well worth a read and on this very web-site).\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThis ten-year old improvement was the very first time in its fifty year plus history that the club ever had toilets and therein lay the clue to the need for this second session of roof-raising lunacy.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eYou see, although a number of hardy lady sailors would brave the primitive conditions that obtained at the time, they were so few that in planning the size of the new Ladies changing rooms it was assumed that would not be that many more. As things turned out we had not anticipated anything like the numbers generated by the success of the Belles! \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eIt might thus be said that putting in those toilets and showers for the Ladies caused the very problem that “Raise the Roof” has set out to solve - providing a toilet and a shower had attracted more Ladies! (What a great problem to have!)\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eAfter three or four years it also became clear that the changing space for the chaps was also getting tight. Not many more members but more people actually racing and generally using the club.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eSo, with a clear need for more space what was to be done?\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe original design had allowed for plenty of overflow changing space (hence the seating areas and clothing racks in both of the side chambers) but with the insurance company’s continued insistence that we kept all three safety boats in secure areas and the obvious difficulty of pulling safety-boats in and out while people were changing, some other solution was required.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eWe considered building a separate set of buildings for the safety boats but were pretty sure, after the reaction last time round, that the planners would reject that idea as too bulky and perhaps inappropriate in an area of outstanding natural beauty. (This was confirmed in our preliminary discussions with SHDC.)\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eWe thought of removing all three safety boats into steel cages in the dinghy park. That would have created enough space but would also involve building more toilets and showers on the ground floor, would have taken up large lumps of dinghy-park and might also have been anathema to the planners. We considered annexing the Bosun’s store for the Ladies but that created minimal extra room, left a problem for the Bosun and did nothing to add space for the already too small Gent’s section.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eWhile scratching our collective heads and discussing the problem with Anna Chrystie, one day, she said “why can’t we just go upstairs?”\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eSilly idea we thought, there is no upstairs and such loft space as does exist would only be suitable for Ladies less than three feet tall!\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThen the thought occurred - “just a minute, we raised the roof before, why not again?”\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eAs a possible solution it could be very cost- effective.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eFrom previous experience we knew we had the management and DIY skills to do 99% of the work ourselves. With the old roofs retained the bulk of the construction cost would be limited to the creation of three walls and a new floor for each new chamber. None of the existing facilities would have to be demolished until the final fitting-out phase. It would create almost 70m\u003csup\u003e2\u003c/sup\u003e of extra useable space, more than double the existing changing room areas. (It might even be enough for another few years of expansion!) After discussing this option in committee and then putting it to a general meeting of the whole club, the plan was adopted.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003eNow the HOW\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eWell, if you were one of the forty volunteers who turned out to create Phase One (adding two empty chambers) you will know how we did it. For the record, this is the story.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eFirst we consulted with South Hams planners as to the likelihood of being allowed to alter the shape of the building. They saw no difficulty, so we put in an application. Before that we had taken the parish council through the plans. They were happy and in the end there was not a single objection from anywhere - thank you Ditsum!\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eNext we had to have an ecology report which, fundamentally, turned into a bat survey. One bat was thought to occasionally visit our southern gable-end so our team of de-cladders (now dubbed “The Cladiators”) were trained in how to handle the little creatures, (though in the event we never came across a single bat or any further evidence.)\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eWith a Building Control company appointed and the admin all sorted we were off.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eOn December the 9\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e, the very day after last season ended, we turned the safety boats out in the rain. To keep the Insurance Company happy we dismounted their valuable engines storing them securely in the Gents changing room. We now had three empty chambers to work in and thus avoided the need to hire a storage container, (which we had had to do last time round) - £800 saved!\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eNext we demolished the ceilings in the changing rooms, raising the collars (cross-beams) above those sections to the same height as in the rest of the roof, so that we could fit the huge beams we would later build in order to raise them.\u003c/p\u003e","ContentConfig":{"Caption":null,"Icon":null,"IconColour":null,"CaptionColour":null,"UnderlineColour":null,"TextColour":null,"PaddingLeft":"10px","PaddingTop":"10px","PaddingRight":"10px","PaddingBottom":"10px","FontSize":null,"LineHeight":null,"BottomMargin":0,"PhoneVisible":true,"TabletVisible":true,"DesktopVisible":true},"ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"BottomMargin":0,"ResponsiveClasses":"","Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"Filter":null,"IsParallax":false,"Image":""},"ImageConfig":{"ImageURL":null,"ObjectFit":"contain","ImageHeight":null,"FrameStyle":null,"BorderRadius":null,"AltText":null,"LinkURL":null,"PaddingLeft":null,"PaddingTop":null,"PaddingRight":null,"PaddingBottom":null,"BottomMargin":0,"PhoneVisible":true,"TabletVisible":true,"DesktopVisible":true}}]}],"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"TopPadding":0,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"Filter":null,"IsParallax":false,"Image":""}},{"Columns":[{"Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Elements":[{"Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003ctable class=\"table table-striped\"\u003e\u003ctbody\u003e\u003ctr\u003e\u003ctd\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https://www.dittishamsc.org.uk/Client/Images/Cms/image(111).png\" data-image=\"1\"\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003ctd\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https://www.dittishamsc.org.uk/Client/Images/Cms/image(112).png\" data-image=\"1\"\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003ctd\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https://www.dittishamsc.org.uk/Client/Images/Cms/image(113).png\" data-image=\"1\"\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003c/tr\u003e\u003c/tbody\u003e\u003c/table\u003e","ContentConfig":{"Caption":null,"Icon":null,"IconColour":null,"CaptionColour":null,"UnderlineColour":null,"TextColour":null,"PaddingLeft":"10px","PaddingTop":"10px","PaddingRight":"10px","PaddingBottom":"10px","FontSize":null,"LineHeight":null,"BottomMargin":0,"PhoneVisible":true,"TabletVisible":true,"DesktopVisible":true},"ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"BottomMargin":0,"ResponsiveClasses":"","Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"Filter":null,"IsParallax":false,"Image":""},"ImageConfig":{"ImageURL":null,"ObjectFit":"contain","ImageHeight":null,"FrameStyle":null,"BorderRadius":null,"AltText":null,"LinkURL":null,"PaddingLeft":null,"PaddingTop":null,"PaddingRight":null,"PaddingBottom":null,"BottomMargin":0,"PhoneVisible":true,"TabletVisible":true,"DesktopVisible":true}}]}],"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"TopPadding":0,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"Filter":null,"IsParallax":false,"Image":""}},{"Columns":[{"Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Elements":[{"Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eWe then basically vandalised the electrics and plumbing (carefully and safely of course!) in both changing rooms and then set about detaching the roof rafters from the walls holding them up.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eOn one side they were attached to a wooden wall plate, itself bolted down to the wall with Thunderbolts. (These were items we got to know loathe and love, loathe, when we could not locate the original ones that were holding the plates down, and the roofs refused to budge, love, when we put new ones in later, winding them into the concrete walls with the satisfying wrench of a socket-set.) These rafters were left attached to the wall plate and the whole side eventually raised up as one piece.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe rafters on the other side were simply resting on a beam attached to the side of the wall and only needed a locating screw to be removed to free them off.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eIt was now time to get down to the serious and dramatic business of actually raising the first roof.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eFirst, two heavy-duty 8.2m timber beams were built, spanning the whole length of the building. These were hoisted up onto the scaffolding by hand and attached under the collars with steel brackets. We had arranged to borrow the same special scaffolding we had used before, from Brian Fereday and had persuaded him to come down to remind us how to assemble it. We then borrowed 162 4in x 4in fence-posts from Southern Timber and started the intricate game of Jenga that we had used before.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eIt is too complicated to explain our version of Jenga fully here but our building inspector was so impressed he said we should patent the process. Put simply, it worked like this…..\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eOn top of three separate scaffolding towers and directly under the support beam we made six stacks of criss-crossed Jenga pieces, laid two by two, across the scaffold bars. Between the 4in gaps we slid two pieces of 3in timber on which we balanced six ordinary 2ton car-jacks. Jacking up directly onto the support beams, one side at a time, the three jacks pumping in unison, we raised each side 8 inches or 200mm.\u003c/p\u003e","ContentConfig":{"Caption":null,"Icon":null,"IconColour":null,"CaptionColour":null,"UnderlineColour":null,"TextColour":null,"PaddingLeft":"10px","PaddingTop":"10px","PaddingRight":"10px","PaddingBottom":"10px","FontSize":null,"LineHeight":null,"BottomMargin":0,"PhoneVisible":true,"TabletVisible":true,"DesktopVisible":true},"ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"BottomMargin":0,"ResponsiveClasses":"","Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"Filter":null,"IsParallax":false,"Image":""},"ImageConfig":{"ImageURL":null,"ObjectFit":"contain","ImageHeight":null,"FrameStyle":null,"BorderRadius":null,"AltText":null,"LinkURL":null,"PaddingLeft":null,"PaddingTop":null,"PaddingRight":null,"PaddingBottom":null,"BottomMargin":0,"PhoneVisible":true,"TabletVisible":true,"DesktopVisible":true}}]}],"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"TopPadding":0,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"Filter":null,"IsParallax":false,"Image":""}},{"Columns":[{"Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Elements":[{"Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003ctable class=\"table table-striped\"\u003e\u003ctbody\u003e\u003ctr\u003e\u003ctd\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https://www.dittishamsc.org.uk/Client/Images/Cms/image(114).png\" data-image=\"1\"\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003ctd\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https://www.dittishamsc.org.uk/Client/Images/Cms/image(115).png\" data-image=\"1\"\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003ctd\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https://www.dittishamsc.org.uk/Client/Images/Cms/image(116).png\" data-image=\"1\"\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003c/tr\u003e\u003c/tbody\u003e\u003c/table\u003e","ContentConfig":{"Caption":null,"Icon":null,"IconColour":null,"CaptionColour":null,"UnderlineColour":null,"TextColour":null,"PaddingLeft":"10px","PaddingTop":"10px","PaddingRight":"10px","PaddingBottom":"10px","FontSize":null,"LineHeight":null,"BottomMargin":0,"PhoneVisible":true,"TabletVisible":true,"DesktopVisible":true},"ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"BottomMargin":0,"ResponsiveClasses":"","Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"Filter":null,"IsParallax":false,"Image":""},"ImageConfig":{"ImageURL":null,"ObjectFit":"contain","ImageHeight":null,"FrameStyle":null,"BorderRadius":null,"AltText":null,"LinkURL":null,"PaddingLeft":null,"PaddingTop":null,"PaddingRight":null,"PaddingBottom":null,"BottomMargin":0,"PhoneVisible":true,"TabletVisible":true,"DesktopVisible":true}}]}],"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"TopPadding":0,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"Filter":null,"IsParallax":false,"Image":""}},{"Columns":[{"Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Elements":[{"Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eWe then added a set of four new Jengas to fill the gap, released the jacks so the beam rested on the fresh Jengas and then switched sides. After nine operations on each side we reached the magic 1.7m lift we were aiming for and it was time to prop up the roof in its new position.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThat sounds straightforward enough but we had to reconfigure the scaffolding half-way through and again Brian Fereday appeared, heroically, to solve a very complex problem.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe initial processes of cracking the roofs free were never straight-forward. Three hidden Thunderbolts and some inaccessible coach-bolts confused and delayed the process several times. The most thrilling moments were when the roofs being raised did finally and suddenly lurch upwards with a terrifying bang and a whole four inches of daylight appeared all around the perimeter!\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eProbably the easiest bit was securing the raised roof into position.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eOn the side where the rafters had been held up by a beam attached to the wall, another was bolted on, the jacks let down and the rafters secured with screws. Half the roof was now in permanent place!\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eOn the side with the rafters were still attached to the wall-plate, stud- work pieces 1.7m long were cut and fitted into place, secured with screws or angle brackets and that side of the roof lowered too. (On a couple of occasions we went home leaving the roofs appearing to teeter on top of six slender piles of Jengas but in reality they were always secured and fully supported down at least one side.) The morning after one of the storms we did fear the worst but a quick check by Stuart Richardson confirmed that all was still vertical!\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe balance of the construction work then consisted of making and fitting the substantial beams that will support the newly extended balcony (now some 13m long) and covering the stud-work with so-called free-ply (ply donated by Royal Torbay YC). 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Two doubles, leading out onto the balcony and two singles, the first giving out onto the staircase up to the club-room behind the gents, and the second that will eventually do the same on the yet-to-be-built staircase on the ladies side.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eNow our attention turned to building the floors for both new chambers.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThis was a tricky task, involving slicing the top off the internal walls, more serious re-routing and wrestling with the plumbing and further temporary disconnection and making good of the tangle of electrics, especially near the old distribution board. With the problems solved, more or less, and over two particularly dramatic weekends up went the supporting beams on the side walls and in went the rafters to support the floors for both rooms. 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With his expertise and a whole set of new lights, the whole club house was returned to its former, if slightly battered, condition. We then added some new and some extended spar racks spring-cleaned the whole place. The final act was to return the borrowed scaffolding in a borrowed lorry, fill a small skip with the plaster-board taken down in December and round off the whole shebang with a traditional DSC beach bonfire.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003ePhase One was completed just one week ahead of schedule and was yet another splendid example of DSC get-up-and-go, self-help. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eIf you were worried about the cost, what Johnny Moulsdale calls a budget ( really a very rough estimate), came to £8,400 for the materials for the completion of Phase One and we were just a smidgen inside this last time we dared to add it up. (That, to be candid, turned out to be a rather lucky guess). Worth pondering on, the cost of the planning application, architect’s fees, ecology report and building control fees was almost another £3,000 which would have bought an awful lot of timber and which, on the face of it, seems to be a disproportionately large amount. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003ePhase One, the creation of two weather-tight empty chambers between early December and the first week of March, included no less than 50 sessions with between two and ten volunteers in each. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe number of hours put in by these volunteers, as calculated from the daily blog written up by the co-ordinator, stands at a staggering 1300!\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003e If we had had to use contractors at a very conservative £20/hour that would have meant an additional £26,000!\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003e Thank you to everyone who gave up such a great deal of time and put in such a tremendous effort.\u003c/p\u003e","ContentConfig":{"Caption":null,"Icon":null,"IconColour":null,"CaptionColour":null,"UnderlineColour":null,"TextColour":null,"PaddingLeft":"10px","PaddingTop":"10px","PaddingRight":"10px","PaddingBottom":"10px","FontSize":null,"LineHeight":null,"BottomMargin":0,"PhoneVisible":true,"TabletVisible":true,"DesktopVisible":true},"ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"BottomMargin":0,"ResponsiveClasses":"","Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"Filter":null,"IsParallax":false,"Image":""},"ImageConfig":{"ImageURL":null,"ObjectFit":"contain","ImageHeight":null,"FrameStyle":null,"BorderRadius":null,"AltText":null,"LinkURL":null,"PaddingLeft":null,"PaddingTop":null,"PaddingRight":null,"PaddingBottom":null,"BottomMargin":0,"PhoneVisible":true,"TabletVisible":true,"DesktopVisible":true}}]}],"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"TopPadding":0,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"Filter":null,"IsParallax":false,"Image":""}},{"Columns":[{"Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Elements":[{"Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(31, 73, 125);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 20px;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(31, 73, 125);\"\u003eF\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(31, 73, 125);\"\u003eurther Development 2019-2020\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThursday 30th July, 0700hrs.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eWho is the lonely figure towing a trailer load of scaffolding along the beach? Why it’s the wonderful Brian Fereday, armed with a borrowed fob, come to open the club-house and set up the equipment and materials for a 12 hour session to board-out the balcony in preparation for the fibreglass coat the next day. The co-ordinator and Roger Morley join him shortly afterwards and between them (meaning mostly through Brian’s efforts) they are finished by 1830 hours, just in time for the tide to ebb and let them off the foreshore.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe drip rail is in place, the interlocking boards are all screwed down, the trim is all fitted, (having had a 16 metre 100mm wide rebate routed into the deck so that it does not protrude).\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eIn one of the hottest days of the year and with many a break for coffee and cold water, job done.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFriday 31\u003csup\u003est\u003c/sup\u003e July. Same man same time but even hotter!\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThis time we are due lay fibreglass but it is almost too hot to control the hardening process. The original intention was to have two teams of two, working from opposite ends of the balcony, cutting glass-fibre, mixing resin and rollering the two together to form the mat. Peters Symons and Christie are in attendance and eager to learn a new technique.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe first mix goes off so fast it is going lumpy and then solidifying almost before we are ready, so a new plan is needed.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eOne team cuts the glass fibre into lengths, the second measures out the resin, carries it upstairs and only adds the minimum amount of hardener, precisely 1%, at the very last moment. That way we just manage to lay two sections of fibre before the mix goes off. Why is that important? Because every mix needs a brand new mixing bucket, a fresh roller and at least one disposable paint brush, all of which are scrapped once the resin hardens and all of which are in limited supply. If you mix too much resin that will also harden and be wasted.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eHalf-way through and Emergency! It appears that we are going to run out of resin and brushes before the day is out so the hapless co-ordinator is despatched to Totnes for supplies and straight into the biggest traffic jam Harbertonford has ever seen. Back, triumphant, via the rally road to Tuckenhay, to be greeted, oh no, by spots of rain. In a heatwave?!\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe crew, having used up all the materials and covered the deck with tarpaulins against the rain, are now taking a rest and some lunch.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe rain hold off, the last three sections are completed and it is now time to mix some topcoat, paint carefully around the entire perimeter of the deck and stand by for the final mixes. These have an exotic additional ingredient, crushed Delabole Slate, to act as a non-slip surface.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe result, once it has all gone off twenty minutes later, and though the team said it themselves, is absolutely stunning.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eTime to dismantle the scaffolding tower, load up the borrowed scaffold boards that made up the temporary deck, find and load all Brian’s personal tools and equipment, load all the debris, empty tins and dead rollers into the co-ordinator\u0027s car (which Mrs Co-ordinator now says stinks of resin), and with a few bits of car juggling, retreat along the beach to face the Harbertonford jam and then home!\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eReplacing the uprights and hand-rail are the next tasks and then, once the Larch arrives, we can recall the Cladiators and they can finish their job.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThat will just leave the steps-to-nowhere, which we can tackle anytime, since until we decide what to do with the starboard chamber we can access it from the balcony as now.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eWith Junior training now re-scheduled for Fridays any further sessions will be just Monday to Thursday which is fine.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eStand by for further call to arms and progress reports.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(31, 73, 125);\"\u003eThe Return of the Cladiators! (Or, Raise the Roof Revival)\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eHaving just managed to Raise the Roofs and re-work the plumbing and electrics by the dead-line of the day of the Ice-bucket, (March 15\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e) it was difficult to accept that a few days later we should be forced into lock-down. The more so because all those months of inactivity, with all that free work-party labour confined to their homes, could have been spent completing the three outstanding jobs that, while not in the way of re-using the club-house, nevertheless still needed fixing.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThey were; the cladding, the completion of the balcony and the building of the new steps for access to the starboard chamber.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eOver the past few weeks, as the restrictions have been eased, we have begun tentatively and carefully to polish off these tasks.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003ePeter Symons, in his new role as Quartermaster and his twelve-year-old one of Cladder-in-Chief, has dug out his old cladding manual, re-assembled the surviving members of his old team, added some new blood, (spilling some of it on site) and emerged with brand new head-gear as THE CLADIATORS!\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eChris Bates, Johnny Moulsdale, Stuart Richardson, Kevin Gilbraith, and Paul Mogridge have all contributed, driven on by Peter’s relentless enthusiasm and subtle threats.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eAfter three sessions involving some head scratching and two of Johnny Moulsdale’s finest ladders, both flanks have been completed and now they are waiting for the balcony to be completed and the arrival of the two types of waney-edged Larch, that have had to be specially ordered, so that they can finish the front and rear elevations.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe CLADIATORS have now begun to somehow merge into regular work-parties as the Co-ordinator himself slithers out of lockdown (with a dodgy back caused by an hour spent in a cold howling gale, replacing the burst glass and fitting the catches to one of the two new doors up on the balcony).\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003ePeter called the first two of these combined operations with himself, Johnny Moulsdale, Kevin Galbraith, Paul Mogridge and Stuart Richardson all working on dismantling the balcony hand rails and preparing it for the new fibreglass decking, while round the side of the club-house Martins Thomas and Ely and John Phillips laboured under the bitterly critical eye the Co-ordinator to try to build some steps that Bob Thomas himself would be willing to approve.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003e(The result, so far, is the slightly incongruous sight of nine steps, leading no-where, of such massive construction that in the case of a nuclear attack it would be the safest place to shelter behind in the whole of the South-West).\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThis Friday (24\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e July) the team of Peter Symons, Martin Thomas, Kevin Galbraith ordered about by the Co-ordinator, stripped the final bits of hand-rail from the balcony, bolted additional support beams to the front and began to re-use the old decking from the balcony floor for a nicely weathered fascia.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe balcony is now ready for the new decking and fibreglassing, which Brian Fereday has very generously agreed to come and oversee (which means mostly doing it himself!) By Monday this week al the materials should be on site and all (all!) we need is two or three consecutive dry days.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eOnce the hand rails are built the club will have a 13 metre long balcony which will not only give additional access to one of the best views in the country but will act as a safe exit route from all three upstairs rooms in an emergency.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe last job will then be the completion of the steps to give access to the rear door in the starboard chamber. This will need just two or three more steps on top of the present nine and then the digging out of part of the earth bank so that we can build a platform from the steps to the doorway. That will mean a fair amount of digging and spoil disposal so, if you have lost muscle tone during lock-down how about that for a wonderful way to regain it?\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eVolunteers form an orderly queue and ring me!\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(31, 73, 125);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 18px;\"\u003eTHE FITTING OUT. Winter/Spring 2020/2021\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePART ONE…. Under pressure, under Covid!\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe previous narrative left us with the balcony structurally completed, all the cladding on, the blockwork of the new starboard steps built and of course the roofs safely up and the additional chambers watertight (doors and windows all secure).\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eWe now needed to turn our attention to the fitting-out of the new Gents and the total remodelling of the old one into the chamber for the new ladies’ changing room. This would involve the removal of the wall between the Gents and the bosun’s store, to create extra space, the relocation of the bosun’s store into the old Ladies and the removal of the old Gents toilet, and shower stall and ripping out all the plumbing! \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe problem was the increasingly stringent requirements of Covid and, eventually, a total lockdown. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eWork proceeded very slowly at first with just two or three consenting adults working warily round each other but eventually even this petered out into just ones and twos when lockdown really bit.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eNevertheless we completed the balcony railings (with the heart-stopping moment of John Phillips launching himself off the top onto the concrete below forever etched into out minds), finished the Gents floor, raised all the collars there to give reasonable head-room and began to think about the final layouts for both changing rooms. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eWhile the basic construction planning had been relatively straight-forward it took a surprising length of time, two or three months, to sort this out. With the input from various members and the Belles we finally had a plan.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe problem was that with Covid still rampant we had no realistic prospect of getting all the work done ourselves in anything like a reasonable time frame.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe second problem was that sailing was beginning again without the use of the clubhouse facilities but the government were not able to give a firm date when all restrictions would be lifted (and thus give us a target date to have everything complete). \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eFinally, to add drama to the equation, while at this stage we had left the old facilities slightly battered but still just as useable as they had been for the past twelve years or so, the moment we started to knock down walls and rip out plumbing we would be rendering the whole site inoperative!\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eWhat we needed was to accelerate the fit-out plan against a sensible target date for its completion. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePART TWO….. Brave decisions!\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eAt some point in the spring of 2021 the government started suggesting the end of lockdown could be in late June or early July. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eWe seized on this as a nominal target. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eWhat we most feared was that after all the effort and expense, freedom day, if it came, would find us permitted to use the clubhouse but it would not have been finished.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe General Committee met on Zoom to discuss ways of speeding up the process. They were clearly keen to get it finished, but very aware that calling in outside help might be very expensive and risked upsetting the in-house teams that had worked so hard thus far.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eIn the end a very successful compromise was reached. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eContractors (working in relatively safe bubbles) would\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eDemolish the internal walls.\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003ePlasterboard and plaster the ceilings.\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eBuild the shower and toilet cubicles.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eMembers would sort out\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eFirst and second-fix plumbing, \u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eDecorating.\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eAnd organise the electrical, flooring and building contractors!\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eBuilders being builders they came and went between bigger contracts but in the end did a really good job and fitted in well with our own efforts.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eWe started with a blank sheet, having ripped out all the old plumbing, and put in three new toilets, five new showers one new wash-hand basin and re-positioned another basin (still bearing the slight crack from a tumbling concrete wall!) and two urinals.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eCeilings and wall were skilfully decorated by the versatile Cladiators,\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe steel starboard steps were completed by our favourite fabricator, Reg Sedgebeer, the electrics by Kevin Scott who visited us so often he is almost a member!\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eWe went mad and had the vinyl floors laid by Roberts of Ivybridge and in a moment of glorious financial abandon bought an entire set of benches and racking for both rooms from Abacus Fabrication (and with barely a thought cut up the old rusting versions and consigned the stumps to a skip!)\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe fitting out was completed with two weeks to spare from our self-imposed target, in plenty of time for the splendid opening party that some 80 members and guests so enjoyed on the 25\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e July 2021. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"table table-bordered\"\u003e\u003ctbody\u003e\u003ctr\u003e\u003ctd\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003ctd\u003e\u003cp style=\"max-width: 365px;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https://www.dittishamsc.org.uk/Client/Images/Cms/image(4).png\" data-image=\"1\" width=\"365\" height=\"274\" style=\"width: 365px; max-width: 365px; height: 274px;\"\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003ctd\u003e\u003cp style=\"max-width: 365px;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https://www.dittishamsc.org.uk/Client/Images/Cms/image(9).png\" data-image=\"1\" width=\"365\" height=\"274\" style=\"width: 365px; max-width: 365px; height: 274px;\"\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003c/tr\u003e\u003c/tbody\u003e\u003c/table\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePART THREE…. What did it cost?\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eThe original budget (crude estimate in reality) was for £24,000.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eIf we had been able to complete the project ourselves and with the fairly basic finishes we had planned (self-laid vinyl flooring, home-made benches and racks) we would have ended up spending £26,000.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe decision to accelerate the job using builders added another £10k to that but with the club finances in fine form and Anna Chrystie’s brilliant initiative landing us a grant of £18,000 from Sport England, we decided to have the floors laid professionally, buy the beautifully made Abacus benches and racking and bring forward the provision of the steelwork for the starboard steps (really part of the final phase - the galley and start-box update). All this added roughly another £10,000 to the bill.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eSo total spend thus far is £44,000, less the grant, just £26,000.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eSO WHAT HAVE WE GOT - for our money and efforts?\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003cli\u003eA Gents changing room with twice capacity of the old one with an extra shower.\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003eA Ladies changing-room three times bigger than before with an extra shower and toilet.\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003eBoth chambers fitted out with vinyl flooring (making them both easy-to- clean, giant wet-rooms) with entirely new racking and benches, new LED light fittings and extra ventilation fans.\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003eA whole, empty 32m2 chamber awaiting decisions on possible conversion to a bigger galley/committee room/start-box/further changing room expansion or whatever we come up with! \u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"max-width: 270px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https://www.dittishamsc.org.uk/Client/Images/Cms/IMG_4559_changing_rooms.jpg\" data-image=\"IMG_4559_changing_rooms.jpg\" width=\"270\" height=\"202\" style=\"width: 270px; max-width: 270px; height: 202px;\"\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u0026nbsp; \u0026nbsp; \u0026nbsp; \u0026nbsp; \u0026nbsp; \u0026nbsp; \u0026nbsp; \u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp; \u0026nbsp; \u0026nbsp; \u0026nbsp;Jonathan\u0027s Peg\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(31, 73, 125);\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 18px;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(31, 73, 125);\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 18px;\"\u003eWHAT’S NEXT? \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe next priority is to get rid of the cedar shingles on the roof which have rotted away 20 years sooner than their expected life span and to replace them with slates. We already have planning permission for this task and our first rough estimates of the cost are not too frightening and well within our budget. It would seem sensible to have this task done entirely by contractors but never under-estimate the blind enthusiasm of the Cladiators and the Co-ordinators cartel!\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eJonathan Weeks \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eOctober 2021.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","ContentConfig":{"Caption":null,"Icon":null,"IconColour":null,"CaptionColour":null,"UnderlineColour":null,"TextColour":null,"PaddingLeft":"10px","PaddingTop":"10px","PaddingRight":"10px","PaddingBottom":"10px","FontSize":null,"LineHeight":null,"BottomMargin":0,"PhoneVisible":true,"TabletVisible":true,"DesktopVisible":true},"ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"BottomMargin":0,"ResponsiveClasses":"","Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"Filter":null,"IsParallax":false,"Image":""},"ImageConfig":{"ImageURL":null,"ObjectFit":"contain","ImageHeight":null,"FrameStyle":null,"BorderRadius":null,"AltText":null,"LinkURL":null,"PaddingLeft":null,"PaddingTop":null,"PaddingRight":null,"PaddingBottom":null,"BottomMargin":0,"PhoneVisible":true,"TabletVisible":true,"DesktopVisible":true}}]}],"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"TopPadding":0,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"Filter":null,"IsParallax":false,"Image":""}},{"Columns":[{"Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Elements":[{"Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003ctable class=\"table\"\u003e\u003ctbody\u003e\u003ctr\u003e\u003ctd\u003e\u003cfigure style=\"max-width: 509px;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https://www.dittishamsc.org.uk/Client/Images/Cms/image(121).png\" data-image=\"1\" width=\"509\" height=\"339\"\u003e\u003c/figure\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003ctd\u003e\u003cfigure style=\"max-width: 458px;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https://www.dittishamsc.org.uk/Client/Images/Cms/Finished__Exterior_.JPG\" data-image=\"1\" width=\"458\" height=\"344\" style=\"width: 458px; 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