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March 2016 - Shakedown trip on the Thames

Well its a typical wet Easter and although we missed the best day on Good Friday we managed to get in a little run on the river to check that everything was ok after the winter layup and maintenance tasks. We took a trip up and down the local stretch, although it was cold and wet at times it was nice under the covers Another reason for the trip was...
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Wet bank holiday :(


Well, we are looking at a wet weekend to start the season, so here is something to cheer us up!
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Ready to go!

​After a winter of work we are ready to go. The list this winter was: 1. Full engine service with all belts etc. changed 2. Winterise the engine and boat 3. Full sterndrive service with new Gimbal bearing and regreased UJs 4. New manifolds and risers fitted. 5. LED underwater lights fitted 6. Full trailer service with new brake cables and jockey wh...
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Underwater Lights

Underwater Lights

Christmas is a time for treats, things you would not normally buy. This year James wanted underwater lighting. We have seen various impressive displays and thought we had to join in, especially for Henley Regatta, Henley Festival and Henley Rewind.

There are a number of brands on the market, varying from the expensive to the more modest priced. We opted for Bluefin LEDs as they are more within our price range, particularly for colour changing versions.

These are simple devices, only requiring small mounting holes and two wires. The colour sequencing is automatic and controlled by a simple on-off switch. When switched on they start a slow sequence that can be stopped at the colour of your choice by pulsing the on/off switch. A further pulse puts them in strobe mode........

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#sportsboatuk is rea...
#sportsboatuk is ready for the new season, shiny! https://t.co/Xd8IJDQkX8
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