The new pontoons have arrived

A set of new to us, but preloved pontoons have arrived. The men in orange are showing our team of volunteers how to fit them together – apparently it’s just like Lego! We will need a few work parties to get our pontoon swapped over. These are more robust, longer lasting and sit lower in the water than our existing pontoons making for easier arrival and departure. For now, the new pontoon is only slightly longer than the current length but the long term plan is to extend to the full length we have planning permission for as our membership base increases and we find the money to pay for them. Worth noting that the club pays the Environment Agency by the meter for pontoons so a longer pontoon has ongoing additional running costs. Big thank you to Roger who did a huge amount of work sourcing these from a range of potential suppliers.