Do you really, really need to keep that car-top carrier for your boat at the club? Like, really? Or is it just that you need the room in your garage for Grandpa’s dusty croquet set and an old Weber charcoal grill that you never ever use?
Well, while you ponder that question (we’ll think about it, too), another precariously hanging car-top carrier may have just fallen on yet another boat, like one did last year. Next time, one might land on someone’s head instead. You’d never be able to look at a croquet wicket the same, again. Might be time to eBay the croquet set.
Following is an important message from our newest Board member, Michael Malone, about the current, no-joke, dangerous state of our pile of car-top carriers:
The PBC Board has decided that the car-top carriers stored on the aqueduct side of the house need to go. There are 30 carriers currently stored on that side of the house in enough slots for only 24. They are cluttered and often have fallen, sometimes damaging boats. The plan right now is to move the carriers during the June 11th Club Work Day. In the meantime, I have volunteered to clean up the space to see if we can limit the amount of carriers to a reasonable, safe number, but I need your help to get it done.
First, members desiring to keep their carriers stored at the club must provide a justification as to why the carrier should remain at PBC instead of at home. This will force us all to think about whether or not we travel so often with our boats on top of our cars that we really should have a carrier at the club. Second, every carrier must have the owner’s name and phone number or email address clearly displayed on the carrier before the June 11th workday or it will be removed. This will allow us to track usage of the carriers, and remove unused or unclaimed ones.
If you already know that you need to keep your carrier at PBC, please send a message to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your justification. Also, please start labeling your carriers now. If you would like, I can print you a label for your carrier and leave it for you at the boathouse. Van Dusen carrier owners should make sure they get a label, too.
Again, this needs to be done before the June 11th workday to prove that we can efficiently manage the carriers before the Board decides for our own safety that they all must go home.
[Note: Rumor has it that even the "justified" carriers are going to be stored in the attic with a friendly family of about a million spiders. No, thanks. We'll take ours home to our garage, where there are only about a hundred spiders. -PS]