Saturday, 19 February 2011

Back Afloat

Back Afloat
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.

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