For many years, when Brooms were still building boats, Clements Engineering were  the preferred propellor supplier. They cast propellors for specific build numbers, and over the years have maintained a record of the specification for individual boats. Additionally, they manufacture propellors for clients world-wide, and have a significant expertise in propellor design and construction.

Clements had offered a discount to BOC members but discontinued this as they want to support Broom dealers and not under-cut them. They do want to maintain ties with the BOC however, and are proposing to write an article for Sweeping Statements, based on the types of queries members may have about propellors, and about common propellor problems, and pay for this article to be printed in the Club magazine.

The article will depend on you asking the questions, so if you have any queries about pitch and thrust, or cavitation and trailing edges or the best type of propellor for your hull shape, then let me know. I will gather them together for Clements Engineering to provide the answers.

A closing date of 31 August, 2021, will allow plenty of time to get your questions in, and also allow time to provide answers for problems which may arise during the present cruising season. E-mail your questions to David.Haugh@btconnect by 31 August, and sooner if possible.

It's a win-win situation. Get your propellor queries answered and get support for the Club magazine too. What's not to like?


The latest edition of the Club magazine, Sweeping Statements, is out now, and was posted to members on Monday, 26th April. You should receive your copy by the end of the week at the latest, as it is despatched by 2nd class mail. Enjoy the read.

The next edition will be printed in November, and all copy should be received by the cut-off date of 31 October, 2021. Email the editor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in word format and please use the highest resolution/pixel you can for accompanying photographs. Help make the next magazine even better, and let the Club know what you have been doing in the season. Happy boating.

Holland trip postponed 'till 2022

With the uncertainties of possible European Covid pandemic restrictions and changing demands post-Brexit it has, with regret, been decided to postpone the planned BOC meet-up at Naarden, Holland until the 2022 season. Details will be published nearer the time!


Eastern Region member David Rogers (Broom 1070  ‘Eastern Dawn’) has been awarded a Chairman’s Letter of Commendation. 

David was put forward for the award by members Linda Varney and Keith Rowe, as a mark of appreciation for his contributions to the Forum. One of the major resources of the BOC is the technical expertise members share with each other and over the years, in fact since joining the Club in 2004, David has been a consistent contributor. With his wide knowledge of mechanical and electrical applications he has been able to offer advice and solutions to a range of problems posed by members, and his willingness to contribute on a consistent basis has been of great help to many and it demonstrates, and contributes to, the value that belonging to the Club provides. A letter of commendation, confirming the award, has been sent to David by Chairman Peter Bentley.


How's your winter been? How's your summer looking? How's that new bit of kit doing or even the new boat? The Spring edition of your Club magazine, Sweeping Statements is due for publication in April. All it lacks is that article telling us about a great cruise you did. You can guess what I mean. How about your boat name? We're running a series on boat names, and have already received some really good articles. So if you have an unusual boat name with a story behind it, why don't you let other club members know? The cut-off date is 31 March. Send your article by email, together with photographs in the highest resolution to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the cut-off date, and help keep your club magazine going. Have a great summer!

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