Whats Happening ?

Tuesday August 10th

The repaired gasket inside the paddle gate frame has set firmly and the frame is made ready to fix to the lock gate.  After having to wait for the tide to drop Trevor goes down into the lock chamber.   He cleans the area where the paddle frame is to  be fixed to the gate by scraping of the accumulation of mud and then drying with a hot air gun.  Adrian coats the part of the frame to be attached in a thick coat of trowelling bitumastic and then lowers the frame to Trevor who bolts it in place using some very large coach bolts.  A bit later the paddle gate itself is lowered into its frame,