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Lymington River Scow buoyancy testing

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Published 06:16 on 20 Jul 2022

Roger Bleasby has arranged for Liz Sagues to visit ESC on the morning of Tuesday 23 August to carry out buoyancy tests on Lymington River Scows. Liz, from DQSC, is appointed by the Class Association to carry out these tests in the Chichester Harbour area.

The test is by air pressure and only takes a few minutes. Nobody gets wet.

The buoyancy should normally be checked annually and your Measurement Certificate endorsed to suit. At the same time your boat will be checked to see that it carries the following equipment specified in the Class rules:

1. Painter of minimum diameter 8mm and minimum length 5m.

2. A pair of oars with a minimum weight of 3kg.

3. Rowlocks.

4. A large hand bailer or bucket.

5. An anchor of a minimum weight of 1.5kg and 10m of anchor warp of a minimum diameter of 6mm.

All the above equipment will have been supplied by the builder when your boat was new.

Buoyancy testing was paused during the pandemic and has been resumed this year.

Please let me know if you would like your Scow tested. If you are not available on Friday 5 August but would like your boat to be tested, tell me and give me permission to access the boat in your absence. Scows will be tested in situ in the Mountbatten Dinghy Park or, if more convenient, on the terrace. In all cases, please advise me of the location of your Scow.

Roger Bleasby

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