july newsletter ISSUE 73

Welcome back to normal. the Cervia volunteers are all beavering away concentrating right now on the lifeboat repairs which is essential because the vessel is 74 years old and has not stood the test of time well.  we have the new cover to put on but repairs to the woodwork are the priority. Also, The...
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june newsletter ISSUE 72

Obviously nothing to report for May, but some good news , the volunteers have decided to commence work again on Cervia from 16th June. Social distancing rules apply, which means no huddles together in the galley putting the world to rights, and bringing their own flasks for tea breaks. Deck red is on order and...
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april newsletter ISSUE 70

please note that the Cervia is now closed and it is unlikely we will be having any visitors on board for several months  one of our jobs when we first get back on board will be to continue with the lifeboat repairs ,the scaffolding is up every thing is ready .The new lifeboat cover has...
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march newsletter ISSUE 69

First of all apologies to all the regular readers of this monthly newsletter. through personal circumstances I have been unable to keep you as updated as I would like to have done, having said that there’s not a lot to report. It's a quiet period February but the recent storms affected the cervia. we lost...
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january 2020 ISSUE 68

On behalf of all the volunteers I wish all of our readers and followers a very happy and hopefully a very prosperous New Year during these winter months we are restricted by the weather from doing many of the repairs that we seem to have all the time but we have removed all the Christmas...
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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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