Butterflies, timepieces, engineers and chains
The butterflies represent those who flit around
proferring advice and good wishes with largesse,
without getting any dirt under their pristine finger-nails.
The mouse-activated timepiece reminds the ChainGang
that the clock is always ticking for maintenance engineers.
Motto: " The Ship is Ready to Sail "
Emblem: the signal flag "Papa"
Rigging Parties come and go .........
1970 Rigging Party including the Eric W's I&II and Steve Stevens!
"The Ship is Ready to Sail" .. .. ..
Things rust! See www.rusted.com and www.dgprotective.co.uk and www.urine-off.co.uk
Emergency Generator caused fun during the Rochester trip. As a result, the Chain Gang is being expanded to include an Electrical Element: As a result of the hoo-haa up the Medway when we should have been enroute to Brixham, Motor-men are being trained as we speak. Documentation, Manuals, Charts, Rigging, Ships Carpenters, Deck Husbandry are all under consideration.
5th Sept: Returning from Eastbourne on Sat 3rd, the Whale Gusher hand-pump in the galley sprung a leak and was repaired today. http://www.pyacht.com/cgi-local/SoftCart.exe/cgi-bin/pagegen.pl?U+scstore+rgrs4729ffbb75bb+pr+whaAK9003.html
The bigger picture at http://www.whale.ltd.uk/marine/product_list/7/51/
Skippers obs Eastbourne Aug30 2005
Tink's KJ observations at Eastbourne Aug 28 2005
Liferaft strops to hydrostatic release too loose both sides. [done ]
One hydrostatic release upside down [done ]
Flag attached to radar reflector.[done ]
Put radar reflector away [done ]
Various shackles to be seized/moused. [check with riggers ]
Mainsail wooden hoops broken .[ check with riggers ]
Ropes to be sorted & run as if xx for sailing.[ check with riggers ]
Tink! I can't read your spidery writing! Use skerries to enter and amend the xxx
Engine room bilge pump not working properly. [Oh! Yes! It is!]
Check [intermittent] working of Saloon bilge pump.[work in progress ]
Have we 20 life jackets and safety lines.[Sep5, 20 jackets 16 lines]
Pressurised water system needs repressurizing.[in hand]
Charge hand-held.[ New battery fitted Aug 22th by Paul ]
P/S stern tube needs grease in reservoir. (Check S/B!)
[Some servicing done on P/S tube but needs to be out of the water for real fix]
High level alarm in engine room not working.
[attended to! Operational! 2min. delay not allowed for ]