Batteries and the Lark

A three day trip to do various jobs on the boat, and then a trip to Jude’s Ferry at the end of the Lark. First the jobs …

Fitted two new domestic batteries – the previous pair lasted since 2013 so I suppose I should be reasonably pleased. The little box on top is a Sterling desulphator: not sure it does a lot. The new ones had a second set of auxiliary terminals – I’ve no current need for them.

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Tightened the stern gland, polished the engine room floor,
and adjusted the weed hatch.dscf9244

Installed the plaque from the 2016 trip to the Medway – rather honoured to get one of these as SG did not take part in the trip…


Inspected the  new bubble tester – the BSS check showed a small leak and so it seemed sensible to get one of these installed at the same time.dscf9271

And now the boating ..

Heading up the Lark, between Prickwillow and Isleham

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The Washes just before Isleham lock. Lots of geesedscf9250 dscf9253

A brief exploration of Lee Brook. Deep but a bit narrow.
I did not fancy reversing in the wind,  so I did not go very far!dscf9254 dscf9256 dscf9257

Approaching Jude’s Ferry – pub just visible in the gloom.dscf9258

Setting off the next morning. All four fenders were in use to protect the paint against the rather rickety (and slippery) jetty. Intermittent snow: quite cold but not unpleasant.dscf9264

The Pepperpot house near Islehamdscf9267

Quite a few Cambridge rowers out on the Ouse – using their new boathouse (will take a photo next time – officially opened in December). Rather gloomy so I put my new navigation lights ondscf9268


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