Clubhouse RebuildThe ORPC clubhouse was suffering from 20+ years on the water and the floor had a 12″ buckle in it deeming the building unsafe. The only way the club could see to rectify the situation was to purchase a ready made float at considerable cost and… rebuild the clubhouse on the new float from scratch.
This new float has envirementally secured floatation and features 2” thick cedar top which serves as the floor for the new building. The rebuild required dismantling the old structure and rebuilding it. Once it was dismantled and the old float exposed, the Point Hope Marine facility across the harbour kindly accepted our old rotten float and will dispose of it for us.
Along with new sheething, some new lumber and some of the existing materials such as framing and roofing were used to rebuild the structure on the new float. Due to the commitment by a few very dedicated workers, this project was completed in a couple of months, mostly on weekends.
A painting bee was organised and a number of ORPC and Latitude 48 club members plus some additional volunteers painted the entire building and also the small boat storage building in one weekend. The funky “retro Ikea” colour scheme is distinctive and has served to brighten the buildings up substantially. Additional lighting and a light coloured coat of paint inside has certainly eliminated the dark cave feeling of the old building.
The attached slide show illustrates the finished result including the inside features added into the design. Click on the above picture to activate the slide show.