19 February 2011
At last, some boaty news.
I have been shorebound for weeks but today I finally managed to get down to Wand'ring Bark and attend to a plethora of little jobs which need doing before its ready for a run out tomorrow.
Sure the new cooker still needs attaching to the gas supply but I managed to resurrect the water supply system, refit numerous knobs and generally screw down and fix a host of things which came loose last season. All this endeavour was topped of with a 30 minute blast with the vacuum cleaner - so the boat is now spic and span and the lure of the cut is tugging at me.
One little bonus from today's trip was a waterproof package under the cover containing a copy of Hold on a Minute, a waterways publication from the early 60's. The loan of this book by Chris and Maralyn of nb Nebulae will offer a timely canal fix for the next week or so and you can expect a review in the near future.
The list of jobs to be done remains depressingly long but tomorrows shakedown should reveal any serious issues. Hopefully the propshaft coupling will hold - if it doesn't I will let you know.