december newsletter ISSUE 67

Hello to all our followers , on behalf of the volunteer crew on board Cervia and myself we wish you all a very happy Christmas and let’s hope next year is very peaceful. The Christmas lights have been put up all over the Cervia as is all the boats in the harbour at Ramsgate and...
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november newsletter ISSUE 66

Finally the engineers have finished the concreting of the hull beneath the engine room plates, aft cabin and forehead. now work can commence on cleaning up and repainting all the deck plates and cabin floors. it is hoped to finish the painting down below before the cold weather sets in. our ships carpenter has been...
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October newsletter ISSUE 65

First of October already, not much to report this month, the concreting seems to be never ending but I’m sure that by the end of October it will finally be finished. our resident chippy has now finished repairing the original handrail on the outside of the wheel house, looks very smart. work has started on...
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september newsletter ISSUE 64

The fine weather in August has allowed us to do something that’s been bugging me for a while the walkway across the old dry dock towards the cervia has been in an appalling state for many a year we have now managed to remove the majority of the rust and repaint it in the same...
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august newsletter ISSUE 63

the month of July was a very busy one. the tenth anniversary to celebrate the commencement of the restoration went very well. the cervia looked resplendent dressed in all of our flags and decorative lights. the addition of a banjo band to entertain the guests, good food and drinks, perfect weather made for a great...
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july newsletter ISSUE 62

This has been a very busy month for the cervia the engineers have reached the boiler room with the concreting, the lower half of the hull has been treated with red oxide and the usual black. the preparations for the tenth anniversary are in place. all the decks will be painted in time for the...
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june newsletter ISSUE 61

At the beginning of this month , the engineers from Preston steam museum, started in earnest to lay reinforced cement to the inside of the hull below the waterline where the integrity of the hull is at risk of further corrosion and leakage. This is a mammoth task and is expected to take two months...
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may newsletter ISSUE 60

What a difference a month can make. The aft crew cabin has been restored to its original state and completely redecorated , big thanks to chris wyer who has worked tirelessly on this project, after the cabin was flooded last December. Also our resident chippie, les burton, who has repaired, painted, and varnished almost everything...
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april newsletter ISSUE 59

This months newsletter is almost a repeat of last months newsletter, except we have now started to paint the crew cabin. All other work continues to get Cervia ship shape for Easter, although we still dont know if we will be open for the public. the mattresses for the crew cabin bunks have dried out,...
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march newsletter ISSUE 58

Cervia is now dry, which we are all pleased about. the removal of all the debris associated with the flooding has been removed from the aft deck, including the contents of the rope store. The work to reinstate the crew cabin down aft has begun , and all the bunk bedding removed and dried out,...
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