The stretcher broke at the Regatta yesterday and a temporary fix has been put in place utilising a stretcher from Heart that has been taped to give support. I am sure tat there is a plan in place but just in case I have posted this.
Thanks Tim, I heard on the jungle drums about the stretcher, it's best to chuck it up on the GG page as it's easier to track.
I'll look at it on Thursday, HOH donation is fine, thanks for the info.
Unfortunately I not only managed to snap the streacher in two but the lever action as it broke snapped the streacher socket on the bow side as well. Les managed to do a temporary repair for the short term but it wont last for a prolonged row.
Sorry for all the trouble, I will pop over to the Unit on Wednesday night to we what's being done about it
i found the perfect bit of hardwood for the stretcher . I have cut off the tape off and put replacement wood with the broken stretcher in the container it needs cutting to length . (carpentry not my forte )
Spirit can be rowed but not with a stretcher in that position.
It's a bit more involved to repair it, I'll set it next week. In the mean time you'll need to borrow a stretcher and use a different slot.
I've fixed the wooden block that secures the stretcher, epoxied and st/st screwed it. I'll fill the countersunk holes atop later.
The stretcher has been softened up on the edges, I'll replace it Weds b4 the popular evening sessions.