june newsletter ISSUE 38

The sun is shining, the wind has finally dropped, so let the painting begin. Engine room casing first, then the starboard superstructure and a white line all around on the side. We recently had a visits from the Norton motorbike club, average age 78, the guys had a great time on board if your a...
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may newsletter ISSUE 37

We started the Easter weekend with a problematic computer on board. our hard drive had retired early, which prevented us from showing our film collection. Fortunately after a week , Jason our clever computer guy installed a new hard drive and luckily there was a backup for everything, so were up and running again. Two...
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april newsletter ISSUE 36

The Cervia is open all the Easter weekend, subject to volunteers being available. opening times are 11am until 4pm, we welcome all our tug friends and new visitors for what continues to be a great day out in Ramsgate Royal harbour. whilst visiting you are also welcome to visit the Maritime Museum, next to Cervia,...
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march newsletter ISSUE 35

Officially spring starts today, which should help the maintenance volunteers finally get on with the jobs delayed by the weather, i hope. The capstan restoration work is ongoing, as is the cylinder heads, and we have a bilge pump not working, apart from that, the Cervia has got through another winter as she enters her...
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january newsletter ISSUE 34

From all of the volunteers on board cervia, we wish all of the helpers, KCC,and the Ramsgate Town Council, who gave their generous support,throughout 2016, a very happy and safe new year to you all. Work on board recommences at the end of January. As always, more volunteers are needed, particularly during the summer at...
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december newsletter ISSUE 33

At this time of the year, the whole of Ramsgate Harbour looks spectacular, with almost everything that floats illuminated with Christmas lights, including of course Cervia. The volunteers are due to take an extended Christmas break, well deserved i have to say. The fact that they turn up every week whatever the weather, to labour...
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november newsletter ISSUE 32

For the month of November the focus on board is to finish the painting of the superstructure using the colour saddle brown. this colour was chosen many years ago. Whilst not the same shade of the original teak, which had a hint of orange in it, and was the colour of all of the Watkins...
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october newsletter ISSUE 31

After a long wait, the welding has finally been completed, courtesy of the Weld of Fabrication, st peters, broadstairs. We have new and repaired hand rails all around the boat deck, restored ladders to the flying bridge, and new and repaired hand rails up there as well. Two of our large air vents have also...
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september newsletter ISSUE 30

A large number of situations  have been going on last month, first off we had the problem of how to move 900 feet and several tons of anchor chain from the walkway that was taken out of the chain locker. Thanet Fit club came to the rescue 7.30 one sunday morning, and physically carried it onto...
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august newsletter ISSUE 29

I hope every body enjoyed the pod cast, this now  remains as a permanent extra on the main menu. a meeting between Thanet district council and the Ramsgate society, proved to unfortunate, as TDC, admitted that they had insufficient funds to join them on the lottery bid, even more disappointing as earlier on the same...
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