Whats Happening ?

Copers back to full production

Adrian removes the shuttering from the coping stone block he cast yesterday and then ‘distressed’ the top and face surfaces. He then re-assembled the mould in preparation for casting another block. Before he could begin mixing concrete he had to pay a visit to the local builders’ merchant to collect more bags of cement. On […]

Leveling and casting.

Now that the back of the wharf wall has been rebuilt to the level of the coping stones there is a substantial; trench running along behind it. Adrian asks Norman to move rubble with the Kubota tractor to back-fill this trench. This is quickly achieved so whilst Norman continues moving rubble around the site and […]

Lifting boats and laying bricks

Adrian has agreed to lift Mike’s boat out of the wharf basin and store it on the wharf side for the winter where Mike can service it and anti-foul its hull. Trevor installs the 2 12 volt batteries into the RB crane, connects them and starts up the engine. All the batteries are stored in […]

Boat looks good!

Trevor has other commitments for today but the work crew is made up by a new recruit, Ian Mitchell. Ian helps Adrian by labouring for the day, mixing and delivering mortar whilst Adrian continues rebuilding the back of the wharf wall. David lends a hand and keep Adrian supplied with bricks and blocks.Carol arrives and […]

Transoms, wall and puddles

Barry has decided to give his attention to sorting the transom of the leading tub boat. Boards have already been roughly to size and shape but need planing to create a tight fit. While Barry is involved with this Trevor and Adrian continue rebuilding the gap in the wharf wall. The weather has settled a […]