Hound gets an update

The Hound on Race Duty. Photo by Kirsteen Donaldson

The Hound steering has been given a new lease of life thanks to the skilled efforts of David Martin and Neil Cox who have re-engineered the tiller arm and hydraulic ram mounting. A while back the mechanism was somewhat distorted which restricted the ability to turn the wheel equally on both port and starboard making manoeuvering, particularly when going astern, rather difficult. A new mount for the ram and stops to prevent a repetition of the damage have been manufactured and installed.

A team of RMT volunteers antifouled, polished and tidied up the Hound during her early spring layup. The RIB has new sponsons, has been equipped to enable efficient mark laying. So the assets are now ready for the Twilight Series which is the beginning of a busy season for the RMT.

David Martin heads the RMT organisation and we welcome new volunteers, no skills even necessary as we will guide and teach you. Please contact him if you are able to spare a little time to help the RSYC run its racing.

The Rear Commodore Sailing, Dave Stott and Captain of Racing, Stephen Parry wish to thank everyone who has been involved in the work on our vessels and we look forward to seeing you on the water soon.

Stephen Parry