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03/08/18 - Breaking our record

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​I had to go over to the Isle of Wight in Friday to assist in retrieving my cadet unit who were on their annual camp to the island and needed minibus drivers to get them home. However, the weather forecast for the morning was just fabulous, warm and absolutely flat calm, therefore James elected to take me over on the boat. This year (2018) is going...
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Mid-season work

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​With the season just over halfway through the boat needed some work. We have had issues with noise from the front of the engine, primarily the power steering pump and also the belt tensioner bearing. We had the pump changed a couple of weeks back so I was left to do the belt and tensioner. This is a straight forward job. The old tensioner is remov...
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28/05/18 - Another sunny Bank Holiday

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​Another sunny holiday, two in a row! We popped down to the boat for a morning cruise with the aim of getting back early afternoon to avoid the holiday traffic on the M3.

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Sunny Solent trip - May 2018

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Saturday 19th saw us venture out again. It was the Royal Wedding and FA Cup final so we decided to leave the TV behind (not being interested in either) and go and get some peace and quiet. 

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Bank Holiday - 5th May

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In a complete shock, the Bank Holiday was the warmest and sunniest for many many years. Therefore the whole family took off for the Isle of Wight. We have found that the best approach for these trips is to have a set destination so we planned to go to Island Harbour on the Medina River, specifically "The Breeze" restaurant for lunch. 

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