Well, still a few changes to make to fix noisy doors, and touch up the paintwork, but we are already thinking of what we will see and which canals we will cruise this year.
Our Marina (one of a group of three) has been acquired by ABC leisure group, which gives us a choice of more marinas to moor at between trips.
I have prepared a map of the Marinas and the cruising distances between them:
Long term mooring by arrangement.
Mooring up to 30 days by arrangement
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We have another Helmsperson:
Mary passed her RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman course over two days of training on the 30th-31st of May 2018. Many thanks to Chris, our patient trainer from Willow Wren.
Lady’s Smock has been protected from the elements in a poly-tunnel and grit blasted in preparation for application of two-pack epoxy to the hull. This coating will protect the steel hull from the corrosive effects of canal water for a number of years and should last longer than the 2-3 years that can be achieved using currently available blacking products.
Looking forward to seeing Lady’s Smock tomorrow. Hopefully all the work being done to the inside has been completed. New bunks amidships, new bed at the front and two new wardrobes. New drawers and a new table. Updated battery management and monitoring. New DAB radio and lots of new DIN 12v and USB sockets.
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