It takes a lot of volunteers to get the OLWQS’ scientific pontoon boat ready to withstand the fickle Okanagan winters.
Following its final outing on Osoyoos Lake, Dave Kumka and Iain Fraser securely transferred the boat to its sturdy trailer and transported it to its final destination at the town’s Public Works Yard. Kudos to the Town of Osoyoos for supporting OLWQS with moorage in summer and storage year-round.
Volunteers Barb Chipperfield and Jennifer Morton on final ride of the season before helping to clean the scientific watercraft top to bottom the scientific pontoon boat top to bottom in preparation for winter. Photo Credit: Barb Chipperfield
Prior to being tarped, the all female crew consisting of Barb Chipperfield, Jennifer Morton and Birgit Arnstein made quick work of cleaning the watercraft from top to bottom.
Volunteers Barb Chipperfield and Birgit Arnstein on final ride of the season before helping to clean the scientific watercraft top to bottom the scientific pontoon boat top to bottom in preparation for winter. Photo Credit: Barb Chipperfield
(l-r) Ron Stuart, Rob Summers and Iain Fraser get the pontoon ready to be covered with a heavy duty tarp to withstand another Okanagan winter. Photo Credit: Barb Chipperfield
Ron Stuart and Iain Fraser inspect tarp before final tie down. Photo Credit: Barb Chipperfield
OLWQS President Birgit Arnstein dropped by to help Iain Fraser with the tie down. Photo Credit: Barb Chipperfield
Meanwhile, Iain Fraser winterized the motor in preparation for tarping to protect the boat and trailer from winter’s fickle wind, rain and snow. He then worked with his crew of Rob Summers, Barb Chipperfield and Ron Stuart to securely fit the pontoon and trailer with a heavy-duty tarp until spring, 2024.
Great job “Team Tarp”, (l-r) Ron Stuart, Barb Chipperfield, Iain Fraser and Rob Summers. Photo Credit: Barb Chipperfield
Kudos to all of our wonderful volunteers, we couldn’t do it without you!