More painting

The Shroppie seems to have been plagued with closures this year and Wheaton Aston Lock No 2 seems to have now fallen to bits and could well need some major work on its gates.

So maybe its a good thing that Nick and I are only going up this weekend to do some more painting and to basically leave the boat in some sort of habital state. At the moment the front and back cabins are full of all the stuff from the front cabin and bits of stuff left over when we replaced the floor in the back cabin and the bathroom.

We’re also, weather permitting, replacing the battery master switch which after 20 odd years of service is basically failing rapidly… last time we were there it actually went awol under the battery charger which then got a bit warm running everything!

We’re also planning to fix the leak round the central roof ring which is letting water into the roof and has made a mess of the walls in the middle cabin.

Of course we’re going to be drinking a bit too so we’ll probably be in The Talbot or the Red Lion (probably the Red Lion on Friday and the Talbot on Saturday)

Painting

Well the front cabin and the Galley are pretty much painted now. We still need to do the radiator pipes and some touch up work but it is looking so much better.

We do have a leak in the roof caused by the fact that the rope ring in the roof is pulling loose because the mooring jetty we, and the next boat, are on is shorter than the boat so we use the ring to secure the front. But the jetty is falling apart and so the next boat is actually tied to our boat rope so there is quite some pull on the rope, especially given how damned fast MOST boats come past the moorings at. Its a sodding canal, not a bloody motorway. If you need to be in Nantwich tonight then go by car!