No Direction

No Direction is our 70ft Narrowboat which is now home to my wife Jayne and myself, it was launched on 4th February 2008.

We spend the Winters in a Marina and cruise in the warmer weather.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

All Done.

Sunday 1st April 2012
Shobnall Drydock.

Water level going down on Friday Morning.

The old air cooled Ruston Diesel which drives the pump to empty the dock
is a bit smokey due to a leak between one injector and the head, it's simply
worn out.

The dock has been cleaned up and painted since our last visit

Saturday I applied the first coat of Comastic blacking to the hull with a 4 inch brush, that took 10 litres and most of the day.

First coat on.

This morning the hull got a second coat applied with a roller, that used another 5 litres of blacking but only took a couple of hours.

Ready to go on Monday morning.

This afternoon I've been touching up a few knocks on the tunnel bands at the rear and tidying up, all finished by 3 o'clock. 

One thing you need to think about if you are using the dock and staying on the boat at this time of year is heating, as you can connect to mains power while in the dock we used an electric oil radiator, at night the roller shutters at each end of the building are closed so it's dangerous to use oil or gas central heating.

1 comment:

Halfie said...

Looks very smart, Ray.