Repainting etc – February 2014

Scholar Gypsy has been in the Dry Dock at Braunston for a couple of weeks. I went up for an inspection today.

Tasks undertaken include:

  • Stripping back the superstructure to bare steel
  • Removing all windows, portholes, mushroom vents, cleaning and refitting
  • Repainting cabin sides, decks and roof, by Dave Bishop
  • New signwriting by Tony – but keeping the Kingfisher of course (Hoo Mill lock)
  • Replacing all fender eyes
  • New rear fender
  • New linings for front and side hatch
  • New scumbling on the rear doors
  • Blacking the hull
  • 35 year insurance survey on the hull by Craig Allen (passed!)
  • A bit of plumbing by me – for the new radiators inside the boat, and delivering (installation next time) a new tubestack for the heat exchanger.

Please see photo album (NB new location, plus some from Dave. As you can see I popped in to Billing Lock on the way home – levels appeared back to normal and the flow was “normal”. Strong Stream Alert is still in force elsewhere on the river, though (now cancelled: 22nd February).




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