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Reports from the Bridge

17 January 2007

Mike Dunn
Rear Commodore

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Welcome to 2007. I hope that most of you boat owners that managed to attend the January 15th General Meeting were able to get your Railway haul out times scheduled. There were earlier concerns that the snow fall on Saturday the 13th might prevent some Members from getting to the Monday meeting. Fortunately, the weather moderated a bit, and I did not hear of anyone unable to get out to the General Meeting because of the snow.

I almost missed the Railway sign up myself due to a longer than planned hospital stay for some surgery. Fortunately, I was able to get released and make it home a couple of hours before the meeting started. I stopped by the meeting long enough to pick a haul out date, and then headed back to bed. I apologize for not staying during the meeting, but just wasn’t up to it.

Many of you may have had a chance to notice to that the Club’s old TV set has finally been replaced. We got a good 15 years or so of service out of the old set, but it was truly fading fast. We are checking out the possibility that the old TV set may be suitable for being “Recharged”. If it works, the picture will be restored, but the service life will not be as long as the original. If this process is not too much more expensive than the cost of disposal, the plan is to donate the recharged set to a group home of some sort. If you have any good candidates in mind for the donation, please drop me an e-mail line on

The new set is a High Definition, 52 inch Panasonic LCD Projection TV that Consumer Reports projects is ideal for high glare areas and should provide an above average service life . It is equipped with a slot for inserting the SD Memory card from your digital camera for an instant 52” viewing of your photos. Your laptop can also be directly plugged in for big screen viewing, and when combined with the BYC Wireless Internet can make for some real Whiz Bang Internet surfing. The new set is also ideal for group presentations, with no interface needed. We have ordered HDTV service from Comcast, and should have it available soon. Please stop by to check it out and take advantage of some the features it offers.

This freezing weather has again delayed the repairs in the South parking lot, but the long range weather forecasts look promising for a completion by mid-February. With a little luck, we should beat that date for the sealant on the remaining parking lots. So, let’s get this record setting (Cold and Wet) Winter put behind us and we can get started on lots of major projects around the Club. As soon as we get through the Heavy Weather weekend, we plan to start the renovation of the North Lady’s Room.

Plans are rapidly moving forward towards having an Approved Construction Permit for the Park Shelter issued by the end of March. Once the permit is received and a slab is poured, it is expected that framing and roofing can be completed in two to three weekends. Those of you with some construction skills who would like to get your Work Party time completed early, polish up your hammers and look for a sign up sheet to go up in late March or early April.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am really anxious for some good Cruising weather to begin. We do have a BYC Cruise to Brownsville coming up on January 19th, and I hope to see some of you there. I’m probably not up to handling the boat by then, but will drive there, if necessary, in order to participate. Hopefully, I will be healed up and back in fighting trim by the time it does warm up.

Have a healthy and prosperous January. As always, I remain, your Humble Servant,

Mike Dunn
Rear Commodore

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