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Ernie Lazenby

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Re: weeding programme
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2018, 01:43:27 PM »
A reminder- if anyone wants to help with the weeding please do so in the morning. There's one area that needs attention.
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Re: weeding programme
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2018, 08:12:56 AM »
 Wednesday 7th August - usual time, we will do an hour to deal with an area between the far right buoy and the centre buoy. Causing yachts a bit of a problem.  Using the rakes removes the weed with roots from the floor of the reservoir and for the most part it is removed from the water when the rakes are pulled out. For the small area we are going to do on Wednesday we will be using the rakes. The cutters are ideal when dealing with large areas in deep water.  I will resume my usual position, sitting in the boat rowing back and forward.  Hopefully we will have volunteers to do the usual pulling. :)

When I did the original research into the use of the blue dye I found information that indicated its use over a prolonged period of three to 4 years resulted in the weed becoming weak and as each year passed it became less of a problem. That of course was based on the premis that the water level would not drop too low thus allowing sunlight to reach the bottom. Currently we have been hit with a low water level and a prolonged period of intense sunlight interestingly however the weed is no longer the problem it was and thus routine maintenance from time to time is all we need to do.

 There is a bit of a balancing act needed between dealing with any weed and not clogging up the water with floating weed on a non competition Wednesday.  Sailing time on a competition Wednesday is restricted and we must not cause too much loss of water time for those who wish to use the water on alternative Wednesdays. That is why we do not do weeding every alternative Wednesday and why we only do a relatively short period on Wednesday mornings when we do it.  Solomon had an easy job ;) ;D ::)

                             
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