Boat Maintenance & checks before we cross Lough Ree. Episode #16

Boat Maintenance before we cross Lough Ree.

The boat maintenance to boat fun ratio should always favor the fun! That said there are times when boat maintenance can’t be avoided and you have to just roll up the sleeves and delve into the black hole that is the bilge. In this episode we do a bit of essential boat maintenance before we set out across a very large lake called Lough Ree. Lough

Ree is a very large lake one of three big lakes on the Shannon system. It takes our boat just over three hours to travel the full length of the lake and there are very few places that you can run to if the weather changes (which it regularly does in Ireland!) So you can appreciate why I wanted to spend some time checking the engines.