How many things can go wrong to one person in one day. Our last trip out about was fantastic no problems all day but yesterday!
We got to Calshot nice and early to meet up with the Solent crew for the day as the engine had not been run for about six week I thought it would be good to fire her up on the muffs to just make sure all was well (spent so much time watching people with starting problem once launched). It was just as well as for no reason we had a fuel blockage problem and bulb would not prime (yes the vent was open). So spent what seemed hours cleaning it all and while did not find any sign of problem it worked and she run fine. So with the family all kitted up into the water we go. All OK but I noticed a problem with the trailer. It the only time you can see most of it. So while the family warmed up the boat me a fence post and the basic tools I had repaired the trailer so on returned after our fun packed day it would not to give us any problems.
Trailer sorted I went to join the family and meet up with the Solent gang. They came back collected me but then our reverse failed for no reason (see engine thread). While we had a quick look at it the tide can run fast at Calshot so it not the easiest place to try and fix a problem and not wanting to risk going out & now knowing it was not my day, I decided to call it a day it got. With all the activity I going on I had not done up my wet kit too well and ended up soaked from my chest down (what we call at work muppet/custoner error). Got all packed up to find light board support had dropped off and was now lost so temp repair was need to get home with. As you can imagine it was a joyful journey back to London having all been up and out by 8am to spend the day on the slipway. So I think that it for this year I shall get the boat in sorted and winterised and try again next year. Sorry to go on but just need to share this with someone who may understand