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 areas, the two toms down below have designed an ingenious way of pumping out the bilges, which currently means using a long length of fire hose attached to a bilge pump, which allows water to be pumped up hill to a porthole and into the scuppers, however this means that the hose becomes flat as it rests on the lower part of the porthole, and the water doesn't come out. the answer, a smaller bore garden hose which is more rigid, passed up into the fire hose, problem solved,
mike houckham CHAIRMAN CVC

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