Heavy Rock at the Boat Club

It was apparent that the slipway on the beach was beginning to show signs of becoming undermined on the west side by the constant pounding of the waves. To that end, and to protect the new extension to the slip, approximately 60 tons of reinforced concrete blocks were sourced and donated to the Club (a small fee was charged by the haulier for delivery).

Due to the sheer size and weight of these blocks manual handling was out of the question and we were fortunate to have access to a 3 ton excavator, dumper and drivers to put the stone in place for us.

These blocks, although unsightly at the moment, will bed in over the winter months and hopefully help protect the slipway for many years to come.

Our thanks must go to Mitchell Plant Hire, who provided all the plant and labour to carry out these works, also to Ewen Chisholm for quietly & very professionally organising the works.