november newsletter ISSUE 43

Hope you all enjoyed the drone footage and virtual tour last month, spread the word. The weather has turned a lot colder but the work outside on deck continues for a while longer, our new volunteer recruit, Keith Buckland, has started work on cleaning rust and old paint off of the towing hooks and surrounding...
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october newsletter ISSUE 42

Autumn has arrived and im glad to report that the cervia has been completely repainted from stem to stern , and looks great. also, i can let everybody know that in addition to lasts months drone video of the exterior and surrounding area, we now have a video tour of the interior for you to...
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september newsletter ISSUE 41

there's an exiting new feature on the bottom of todays newsletter, I have secured the services of a registered and qualified drone pilot to film cervia from the air and link it to the Ramsgate maritime museum. after tomorrow, the drone video will be permanently added to the website under the heading,virtual tour additional news,...
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cervia newsletter ISSUE 40

To mark the occasion of the 8th anniversary this week since we started the restoration of the Cervia, I have added onto to menu page under the "photo's " section, some pictures of the original volunteers. Some who are who still part of the team. Also, some pictures of the state Cervia was in and...
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cervia newsletter ISSUE 39

This month the cervia has hosted two school visits, one for 120 and another for 60 ten year olds. Also, 25 brownies and guides enjoyed an evening visit. I was also ask to attend a rotary dinner whereby I had to sing for my supper and deliver a talk on the Cervia, they must have...
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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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