This is the blog of Ant Miller, senior research manager and dilettante geek at large at the BBC. I wail moan and cuss about the challenges and fun to be found here. These are my personal opinions, and not those of my employer. Or anyone else here for that matter.
To Newhaven this afternoon, to recommision the Water Pippet after the winter. Seeing as the car boot sale was off we went over and met up with Goeff after lunch, remounted the engine and set off up the Ouse for a quick spin. I hopped off at the new dredger quay to film her running up and down, and to see if the trim was ok. The new engine is a bit lighter (and sooooo much quieter) and Goeff noticed the bilges were only getting wet forward. Looking at this shot I'd say she was well trimmed, but we might shift a little ballast aft when the anchor line gets looked at.