As part of the ongoing review of equipment and efficiency savings, the Club have purchased a tractor to replace the Landrover which has been used by the Club for launching and recovering boats since 2010. The Landrover has proved to be costly to run and maintain and this new vehicle it is hoped will not only be able to provide an enhanced service, but also save the Club up to £1000 per year. The tractor, which is a 1967 Ford 4000, has been purchased from a local tractor enthusiast who has spent the last few years renovating and restoring it to the lovely condition it is in now. Last year it was one of tractors which were ‘showed’ at the New Forest Show.
Gavin is treating the tractor as a new addition to the family and in light of his affection, some thought it nice to decorate it in ribbons when he saw it for the first time!