The Club decided to make an investment in the engineering and manufacturing of a barge that could not only serve the Club for many years to come but also to save on costly river dredging and 'mud shifting'.
The River Brue is a home to many of the Clubs vessels but like many rivers has a tendency to silt up and move.
Plans were drawn up in 2015 and then the hard work started.
Drawing on the skills and expertise of the Clubs engineers the Brue Blaster was manufactured and finally launched for the 2017 Season.
It comprises a steel built 8 tonnes barge driven by an inboard and incorporates a pump which cuts through the mud bank of the River Brue.
It is credit to all those involved in the project who made this possible. These include Rodney Southwell, Andy Packer , Dave Williams & Peter Wright. Naturally there are others who also contributed so our thanks go out to all of these also.
The Brue Blaster will play an important role in the future of the Club and the River Brue. It will continue to edge away at the river banks to ensure that the river continues it's path and to enable for all boats to get afloat and off the pontoons. It will also reveal the 'buried' slipway that exists which in turn will assist in the launching of boats together with the Gig Rowing team and smaller vessels including jet skis.
All in all it is a brilliant creation and will prove to be invaluable in the future of the Club.