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Opening Day declared!

By brian.cope - Posted on 18 April 2013

It was declared to the Sea Scouts today - we have an official opening day...

23rd June 2013 is when Aquativity will be declared operational.

Progress towards completion in preparation for the official opening is really rapid now.  The Easter holidays have come and gone, but that hasn't stopped anyone from their efforts.  So what has been done recently?

The main hall has flooring down, skirting fitted and painted, and doors fitted.  The heating is fully commissioned and working.  It just needs cupboards fitting, the downlighters fitted and all the electrics connected up to be made live, then it is complete (minor details aside).  Doesn't it look fine?  Won't it look even more fine when it is full of children in uniform on a section evening?

Plumbing is well underway in toilets, kitchens and changing areas.  Doors are fitted all over the building and most of the flooring has been laid down.  Kitchen cupboards are fitted upstairs and downstairs, with doors and worktops in progress.

Most dramatically, the boat store is into operation!  Our existing fleet has been moved in from the container last weekend, and complemented by our new kayak fleet.  Kayaks and paddles are racked on the walls.  Sails are furled around masts and on racks above doors.  Picos are awaiting their road trailers then will go just inside the main doors ready for easy wheeling out to the slipway.  Canoes, raft building equipment and RIBs fill in the gaps, alongside new and existing buoyancy aids, sorted by size and hanging on wheeled racks.  I ask again, doesn't it look fine?

The boat store doors have been undercoated ready for gloss coat this weekend - coloured for port and starboard (as you enter the store from outside).

The container is being removed tomorrow (for a profit as well!), and outside landscaping is planned ready for completion as soon as we can get to it.

Meanwhile, we mustn't forget that our annual...
Donkey Derby is rapidly approaching - 18th May 2013.  Eling Recreation Ground - lots of fun, programmes on sale around Totton over the coming weeks.