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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february newsletter ISSUE 57

Although the recent cold weather prevents normal maintenance on board, other tasks can be addressed. I'm pleased to say that we have no more leaks, and that the work in cleaning up since the flooding of the engine and boiler rooms has started. All three of the boiler furnaces have been pumped dry, and that...
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january newsletter ISSUE 56

We start the new year with mixed feelings about the long term future of the cervia. Since the leaks in the tug were discovered, teams of specialist engineers have worked tirelessly to stem the flow of water from several sections of the hull. so, as of today I'm pleased to report the concrete patch's have...
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december newsletter ISSUE 55

Just as we had finished putting up the lights for the annual Ramsgate harbour Christmas light show, the cervia sprang a leak in the engine room under the deck plates. At first it was only a small one and the bilge pumps were coping, however two hours later, the small hole became the size of...
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november newsletter ISSUE 54

I'm glad to report that this years programme to paint all the exterior has been completed, we now move on to the down below areas, which will mostly be the odd areas where rust has caused some flaking, particularly in the engine room. we plan to have the large air vent, port side above the...
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