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New members are welcome to join at any time. There is a joining fee of £10 (one payment only) and menbership fee (currently £30) are payable for a full year (January-December) or half a year (July-December).
 2017 membership ended on 31 December and to continue using the boats and other Club facilities membership must be renewed.
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We have resurrected our monthly programme of talks. The talks take place on the first Thursday of each month starting at 20:00 hrs, please arrive in plenty of time. The talks take place in BAR1887 the upstairs room of the MRFC Clubhouse. 588 Mumbles Road, Mumbles.  Memebers and guests are most welcome. The talks cover a wide range of interesting subjects and do not concentrate on boating and fishing. If you know of a speaker or subject that you would like included in the programme then please let to programme organiser Nigel Ellerton know.
7 September 2017
MC Commodore Nigel Ellerton
Quiz Night & Social
12 October 2017
Phil Bowen
Carisbrooke Castle
9 November 2017
Rob Colley
Marine Conservation
7 December 2017
Vic Lilygree
From felling trees to selling




Club Night Thursday 7 December 2017
Subject: Trees - From felling to selling
Speaker: Vic Lilygreen
The last of our TALKS  meetingsof the year. Our very own Victor Lillygreen will present a talk on his specialist subject Trees and Wood. This time the journey of timber from the forest to the shop front!
 Vic will explain how the different timbers are harvested, cut up, & dried for their different uses. He will explain how and why both sectors manage to co-exist in a very competitive market. There will be lots of pictures so we won't be required to think much.  

I WOULD LIKE A GREAT TURNOUT FOR THIS - Be a great time to see Vic in 'action' again and also to show ME ! and our Commitee you want these talk meetings to continue in the new year

Please let us know if you are attending to ensure enough food will available.

There will be a 'special' club raffle on the night - the prize will be for attendee's on the night only

Come on we've had a good year - let's get together and finish in style

Club Commodore

Who wood have thought it
Wow you can make a lovely coffee table and a fruit bowl, for example all from a gnarled old tree. The outer part of a tree trunk can look dead, but tou bet it is very much alive: tree trunks grow outward (getting wider) as well as upward (getting higher).

Wood is classed as hardwood and softwood:

    Hardwood come from broad-leaved (deciduous) trees, their seeds are encased in fruits or pods, e.g ash, beech, birch, mahogany, maple, oak, teak, and walnut.
      Softwood come from evergeen (coniferous) trees e.g cedar, cypress, fir, pine, spruce, and redwood.

      Generally hardwoods are harder than softwoods, but not always. Look at balsa this is a hardwood that is very soft. Hardwoods have attractive grains and are used for making fine furniture and decorative woodwork, softwoods come from very tall, straight trees, and are better suited for construction work e.g planks, poles, etc.
      The inner structure of a tree determines what the wood is, what it looks like, how it behaves, and what it can use for. There are hundreds of different species of trees, balsa wood is different from oak, which isn't quite the same as hazel, which is different again from walnut. These different types of wood have more in common with one another than with, non wood materials.