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Knotmeter - December 9, 2016

Knotmeter - December 9, 2016

This week we would like to honor Bea Corbett who was presented with a special medal recognizing her involvement with the Bletchley Park effort in the pre and post-war years.

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

| Dec 11: Annual Children's Christmas Party

 

| Dec 17: Commodore's Cocktail Party

 

| Jan 1: Commodore's Levee

Please come out and join us for the Commodore's Levee on January 1st from 11:00am-3:00pm.

We will be serving complimentary Pulled Pork on a Bun and the bar will be open for service!

No RSVP Required, this is simply a "drop in" social to bring in the New Year!

 

| Kingston Power and Sail Squadron Upcoming events

For more information and registration of upcoming KPSS events please visit www.kingstonboatingandsailing.ca

KPSS Events Coming up @ KYC

Dining

| Weekend Features

Dinner:

  • 10oz Ribeye with mashed potatoes, gingered carrots and brandy horseradish cream sauce - $25
Brunch:
  • Special: Croque Monsieur - $13
  • Omelette feature: Mushrooms, blue cheese, and chives - $12

| Beer of the Week


Beau's Wild Oats

Broadhead's Dark Horse Stout is a fullbodied, rich and creamy oatmeal stout that bristles with bold, unbridled taste. Blending roasted malt and oatmeal for a solid footing, this smooth, dark beer has shades of bitterness that gives Dark Horse the perfect edge.

 

| Wine of the Month


Pepperwood Grove Old Vine Zinfandel

This Californian wine is made of 100% old vine Zinfandel grapes, this big, mouth-filling wine is deep purple in colour with a bouquet of blackberry, fresh fig, white pepper and clove. This full-bodied zin shows dark rich flavours of black currant, raspberry, tobacco leaf, and caramel. A delicious partner with sausage pizza, grilled burgers or your favourite pasta served with a rich, hearty sauce. Try this wine with one our our homemade pasta's today!

Harbour

| Outer Harbour Remediation - Update


Our construction project to stabilize the break water has been a big success. Our contractor (Morven Construction) has done a very good job in building a rock ledge to support our new pre cast concrete barriers, and in pouring the very solid concrete ledge. This ledge solidifies the crumbling gabion rock cages that are the inner wall of the harbour, and will form a base for the new ``W`` dock in the spring.

Thanks to everyone for their patience. Construction projects always come with challenges - and inconveniences - this one has been no exception. Our sympathy and apologies go to Rick and Laura for the (project related) damage to their boat.

There is still some work remaining before the machinery is taken away. We are trying to renew the last 3 sections of the ``sidewalk`` on the break water, and we have 4 -5 truckloads of Armour stone to place at the very end of the break water itself. It is difficult to predict the exact schedule, as all heavy equipment contractors are juggling their schedules and working around weather in order to finish various jobs prior to freeze up. That being said, we would hope to have the job wrapped up by the end of next week barring equipment or weather problems. Trucks carrying the stone may start arriving today, but if not by Monday. The sidewalk repair involves breaking up the existing sidewalk, raising the drooping steel perimeter frame, compacting rock into the base, then forming the end and re-pouring the top. This job is long overdue, as our current sidewalk has been cracked and off level for years. The sidewalk was being undermined because the rock that was designed to support it, had been escaping from the gabion baskets. The new concrete ledge will address this issue.

Finally, thanks in advance to our member volunteers that will see the project to its successful conclusion. Peter Cohrs, Ross Cameron, Rob Crothers and Gord Crothers have all volunteered to contribute time. It is very windy and cold on the break water this time of year, so we should acknowledge their selfless service to the Club.

-Brad Strawbridge