GRAY GREEN MUDDY WATER

The simple life afloat of a simple boater in a simple boat.

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.

Chain Gang

Motto: " The Ship is Ready to Sail "

Emblem: the signal flag  "Papa"

Website    www.freewebs.com/kjchaingang

Rigging Parties come and go .........

1970 Rigging Party including the Eric W's I&II and Steve Stevens!

 

"The Ship is Ready to Sail" .. .. ..

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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 ]