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luctor et emergo

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In at the deep end. > It's got a cabin... of sorts....

Posted 09 October 2010

Yesterday I finished the cabin bulkhead, effectively separating the cabin space from the hold.  It is a very basic set up, using exterior plywood, sealed with gaffer tape.  But, for a first atempt, I'm happy  with it.  It's costing a lot less than the £700+ that I keep getting quoted for a steel bulhead.  Now to sort the interior...  :rolleyes:...


In at the deep end. > A working boat at last. Well, almost there...

Posted 01 October 2010

I see that I have rather neglected my blog, and indeed have missed out the journey down from Stone to the Kennet and Avon canal...  Ooops.  Well, for now, I will pick up from where I am now, which is somewhere along the Western end of the K&A, usually around Bradford on Avon/Avoncliff.

Yesterday was a major moment in the transformation of my boat, as...


In at the deep end. > Progress, and frustration.

Posted 28 June 2010

Back 'home' after a week at Stone, and much progress has been made.  
She was dry-docked on Monday, and after I spend Monday cleaning and preparing the hull, on Tuesday the boys from Canal Cruising started their magic on the stern gear and the hull overplating.  The original set-up of the stern tube was such that the packing gland could not effeci...


In at the deep end. > three weeks to wait...

Posted 31 May 2010

Three more weeks to wait, before I can get back to the boat.   :)

At least in the meantime in my absence,  the range has been removed, so when I get back I can get straight to work to clear the last bit of debri away.  
At home I have taken to brushing up on my rope skills, and I'm glad to say that I have not entirely forgotten the knots and splices...


In at the deep end. > continuing the tour..

Posted 14 May 2010

The forward part of the boat contained the bath and bed room, and took the brunt of the fire.  The heat actually caused a small part of the hull to bent slightly, but the main damage was the total destruction of the interior, and serious warpage of the cabin uppers.  The windows in this part were completely destroyed (molten aluminium).  This part of the...