Whats Happening ?

Turning yet another boat.

Now that  new steel plate  is firmly welded to the bottom of the paddle boat Steve is keen to get it painted so that re-installing the workings can begin soon.   In order to paint the bottom properly it is decided to turn the boat from its side to completely upside down.  Using a continuous chain hoist and some lifting strops the boat is finally the way up required to paint and Steve quickly gets on with the job of applying two good coats of black, bitumastic paint.  Once this has fully dried the task of turning the hull the right way up can be undertaken.

While Steve is happily painting Adrian and Trevor continue laying stones on the wharf wall.  A visit to Beam Quarry is urgently needed to collect a load of stone promised for the rebuild project.