Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Photo Update

Wednesday 22nd April

Tuesday 21st April

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Back Cabin Scumbled

Laurence today completed graining of the Back Cabin in a record time of 5 hours.

Back Cabin Undercoated

Saturday 18th April
Today Laurence finished the preperation of the back cabin and managed to apply a coat of undercoat. The cabin is now ready for graining tomorrow. As you can see the ceiling has been painted white, to make the cabin lighter.

Cabin, Engine Room, Back Cabin & Rudder Repairs

Since the 5th of April Laurence has worked on the boat whenever possible. This has ensured the wiring is finished, the engine room and cabin cleaned and repaired where necessary. Graham Edgson investigated the rudder problem and found it was out of the cup and wedged aft of the skeg, it has been refitted and is fine.

Repainting of the engine room has commenced and Laurence was joined by Bob Williams who started the prep of the boatmans cabin for re-graining and decoration.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Shake Down Day

After some three weeks working on the boat Laurence had all but finished the rewire and equipment fit out. Just a few minor jobs to do before re-decoration could start. Mindful of the hammering the boat had experienced in the hands of BW, Sarah suggested a trial run to see how the boat would perform.

Sunday April 5th was a fine sunny day, the boat was run astern to the Grove basins, the repairs to the flight plate immediately were noted as the boat steered very well – astern. Winding at the Grove a run was made for Pelsall Jcn, stiffness in the rudder at around 100 degrees became very obvious, this may be due to a bent stock or a problem with the bearing.

Winding and returning to the yard the boat performed well with no significant issues. Work can now be done to see the boat through the BSC and re decoration is expected to start very soon.