Today was going to be a good day!
I was taking Excalibur out for her first voyage of the year, yes pitiful I know! But I’ve had a lot on.
I had a new crew member on board! and my neighbour was taking his boat out as well for a pootle.
Eager to get Excalibur out without rushing, I gentley manhandled Scally out and then jumped on.
As soon as I started to go astern the engine sounded like a tractor, and the bilge pump started pumping out water. I managed to get back in and Dan and friends helped with my lines.
Here’s the culprit.
Pretty annoying as I had a section x-rayed, chopped and replaced last year.
We still had a good little pootle up the thames, but not with Excalibur.