Bob Tapp made this short video of a restored Motor Torpedo Boat, MTB 102, when she passed through Shepperton Lock in May 2008.


Club members Neville and Scilla bought a Broom 9-70 from Broom Boats brokerage in April 2008. Neville decided to sail her round the east coast and up the Thames to bring her home to her mooring at Penton Hook Lock and wrote this article to share his experiences with the club.

One of our club meetings featured a presentation and discussion on the features of Marine VHF communications and why this is a subject which should be of interest to all skippers.  This article summarises the content of that presentation.

My 1998 Broom 9/70 is fitted with a pair of Mermaid Turbo Merlin engines. When I purchased it last year, I had noticed that there was oil in the bilges. This could have been spilt during routine servicing, but it could equally have been something more serious. As there was nothing else much wrong with the boat, I took the chance that it was probably not too serious and could soon be put right. The engines had done around 1500 hours, but the boat had not been used much in the last three years.