Monday, May 16, 2011

River is high and fast and filled with debris

Monday (5/16/11) afternoon and the river is back up again.

From the Social Chair:

Hey gang!!

This Sunday, May 22nd , Sunday brunch @ the docks!
11 am (ish)
Row before, row after, don't row...what-eva!
potluck:  bring something (ANYthing) to share.
this is a carry in / carry out (low impact) event ....this means bring your own dishes : )
Welcome all!  see you there!

*if inclement weather, stay snuggled in bed.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Come on in, the Water's Fine!

The swift current seems to be subsiding and the water is beautiful.  There is a new thermometer off the downstream end of the dock and the water is 54 degrees.  As always, consider rowing with a buddy or use the "four oar" rule. 

We have many of our doubles rigged as well as several of the club singles.

On June 4th we'll celebrate National Learn to Row with an "Open House" time at the boathouse from 8:30 - 10.  Come on down if you are interested in helping that morning. 

Docks In Day!

Thanks Deborah Luskin for these photos!

The tree that fell into the water north of the docks —

Our chainsaw master Carolyn Mayo-Brown!

Thanks to all who came and helped with "Docks-In"!

Happy rowing!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Rowing Safety Video

Remember to watch the Rowing Safety Video before you head out on the river. Copies are available from the following, but please bring them back quickly for others to use.

Putney Library - you can watch it there on the library's computer

Newfane, Moore Free Library - you can take it out 

PRC Office, Potash - there are two copies available in the office; they are hanging on the bulletin board and sign your name on the sign-out sheet

Happy SAFE rowing!

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Yes the docks are in . . . however the Connecticut River is moving very fast, and is at 26.8 kcfs. Save rowing is really below 20 kcfs. Please row in doubles and quads, which are rigged until the river settles down. Please use the 4-oar rule until the water is warmer and the river is calmer.

Thanks to those last hard workers who left the boathouse at 2:30 p.m. after all was finished. And to our chainsaw master Carolyn. This would not have happened without each and everyone of you. And thanks to the Social Committee to arrange refreshments.

There is more work to be done, boats to be rigged, roofs to be tied down every 8-10 feet to secure them with rope, edging the bottom of the boathouses with plywood so that when it rains the dirt is not thrown up onto the boats inside, raking out George H's shed where boats are stored, and organizing the remaining boat equipment. Please help out when you are down at the boathouse.

Happy Safe Rowing!

A HUGE thank you . . .

A HUGE thank you to all members who assisted with 'Docks- In'. In approximately 4 hours time the boats returned to the boathouse, many were rigged, the roof was raised on the small boathouse, a tree was removed blocking the dock location and the docks were set in the river. It's looking like a real rowing club down there. And further thanks to the Social Committee and all who brought terrific scones, coffee and juice.

One item of importance: Carolyn M-B lost her car keys - 2 keys (electronic type) on a green carabiner. So please check trough all things you brought home to see if they may have inadvertently been placed in your possession.

Thanks again,

Jim Robinson
Secretary, Putney Rowing Club

Thursday, May 5, 2011

UPDATE: "Docks-In" Saturday, May 7, at 9:00 a.m. at PRC

UPDATE: Thursday May 5, 2011

Saturday, May 7 at 9:00 a.m.

The Connecticut River does not seem to be cooperating with our timeline of putting the "Docks-In" as the river is currently too high and moving too fast on Thursday, May 5, and it is only supposed to get higher by Saturday a.m.    . . .

BUT we shall gather at the river and do the following:
1) Make sure the roof is on both of the boats houses securely
2) Move the PRC boats down from King Boatworks 
3) Rig the PRC boats and move them into the boathouse
4) Take a look at the tree north of the docks that has fallen in the water and needs to be cut down . . . IF POSSIBLE we will work on this, but the graph at the moment say that the river is too high . . .
5) Make any repairs to the docks and the dock hardware. So we need YOU to come so we can move the docks for this repair work!
6) Set a date to put the docks in the river! . . . if we cannot do it this weekend, which does not look likely!
AND A NEW TIME TO MEET - is 9:00 a.m.!

SO ~ See you this Saturday, May 7 at 9:00 a.m. 
to start moving into the boathouse and to evaluate the river!

See you on
Saturday May 7, 2011
at 9:00 a.m.