We have experienced several fuel spills at the 100- 200 and 600 area docks. Upon investigation the actual source of the spills could not be identified accurately, so we will be asking boat owners to inspect their bilges for fuel or oil residue. It appears that a bilge pump may be cycling when the fluid level triggers the automatic switch causing the fuel or oil to be pumped out. The Department of Ecology spill response team showed up on 11-10-2020 with two (2) teams to investigate the latest spill that left a sheen on the surface all the way to the Bud bay restaurant.
The work barge is available for member use as long as it is checked out by filling out the soon-to-be published checkout form hanging in the club’s work boathouse. The outboard use will have to be cleared through Robert so we can maintain proper control. After use, maintenance and flushing of the engine as well as clean up of the barge will be the member’s responsibility.
The main station will be adding a Part Time Employee to the maintenance staff. Andrew Patterson will begin working at OYC 2 days a week in November. Andrew lives in Tenino and will help us get caught up on a number of pending projects.