Copper Jack – Inaugural trip

Following Copper Jacks arrival in Swansea on Friday 30th May, on the Saturday a large number of SCBT volunteers arrived to start to prepare the boat for the MCA inspection on Monday and then (hopefully) entering public service later in the week.

First and foremost, the coffee machine had to be installed 🙂

After which, with nearly 100 life jackets (half adult and half children) stowed in the fore locker, the fresh water tanks filled (taking nearly 3/4 hour) and the two serviced life rafts placed on the roof, we were ready to take our first trip up river.

Preparing for maiden voyage

Preparing for maiden voyage

Copper Jack leaving mooring for the first time

Copper Jack leaving mooring for the first time

Copper Jack leaving mooring for the first time

Copper Jack leaving mooring for the first time

Malcolm's in charge

Malcolm’s in charge

Copper Jack and the tower

Copper Jack and the tower

Copper Jack passing through marina

Copper Jack passing through marina

Copper Jack passing through marina

Copper Jack passing through marina

Pete, Malcolm and Steve

Pete, Malcolm and Steve

Now look, I'm bigger than you, so move to one side (please) ;-)

Now look, I’m bigger than you, so move to one side (please) 😉

Copper Jack and the Ice House

Copper Jack and the Ice House

Copper Jack, the Sail Bridge and Ice House

Copper Jack, the Sail Bridge and Ice House

Copper Jack: Heading upstream passing the Ice House

Copper Jack and the Ice House

Copper Jack - full steam ahead

Copper Jack – full steam ahead

Copper Jack passing under first road bridge

Copper Jack passing under first road bridge

Copper Jack heading upstream

Copper Jack heading upstream

You must be off your trolley!

You must be off your trolley!

Copper Jack approaching

Copper Jack approaching

Copper Jack approaching

Copper Jack approaching

Copper Jack approaching

Copper Jack approaching

Copper Jack graffiti

Copper Jack graffiti

Copper Jack engine house

Copper Jack engine house

Copper Jack

Copper Jack

Copper Jack

Copper Jack

Copper Jack - through the bushes

Copper Jack – through the bushes

Copper Jack - about to turn

Copper Jack – about to turn

Copper Jack - turning

Copper Jack – turning

Just about fits!

Just about fits!

Copper Jack - on the return journey

Copper Jack – on the return journey

Wave

Wave

Copper Jack - on the return journey

Copper Jack – on the return journey

Copper Jack - aerial view

Copper Jack – aerial view

Copper Jack - aerial view - thumbs up

Copper Jack – aerial view – thumbs up

Copper Jack approaching Sail Bridge

Copper Jack approaching Sail Bridge

Copper Jack returning

Copper Jack returning

Copper Jack returning

Copper Jack returning

Copper Jack returning with canoe following

Copper Jack returning with canoe following

Copper Jack returning past fishing boats

Copper Jack returning past fishing boats

Copper Jack back in Swansea Marina

Copper Jack back in Swansea Marina

Copper Jack passing the Pump House

Copper Jack passing the Pump House

Preparing for maiden voyage
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