Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Painting Time

As the season is nearly here Peter and myself have been working on the boats to get them ready for the new season.

This is all the stuff we do behind the scenes before the season starts. The MCA have also been to inspect the hulls to make sure they have no holes and as not damaged before they get the tick to say  they are ok for the year. They will be back again in a few weeks time to inspect them in the water, then if everything is ok we will get the go ahead with our full licences for the season.

Serenity II was on chocks this year for the first time as we decided to give her a buff and the MCA wanted to check the boats shafts to see if they are worn. They passed which is always a relief as the last thing we want to do is to go away and buy new shafts.

Other than a few jobs to finish off and the sign writing to do, all the boats are ready to get back out on the water.

You might be thinking that if all the boats are on the pier then how do I go out. Well I have been using the dive boat as the wheelhouse is a bit bigger and if anyone gets really cold they can come inside to warm up. Also it has a kettle onboard which is a big bonus on those cold winter days.

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