Saturday 28-November-2017 is Sculptor's 82nd birthday

Sculptor - a boat built by boat builders rather than a boat built by ship builders - and so much more elegant for that.

Sculptor is a 'Star' class boat named for the Sculptor Constellation
Sculptor on ITV Anglia - 22-September-2014
Sculptor on BBC Look East 16-October-2014
Sculptor on Narrowboatworld

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Maintenance - Initial 'work party'

We did have a meeting in the Boat Inn a week ago to discuss moving things forward on Sculptor but today was the first 'hands on' event of 2014.

We had that 'hands on' event at the boat today to discuss the maintenance programme for the year and what needs to be undertaken as a matter of priority.  Present were David Blagrove, Richard Cox, Rob Westlake, Phil Kidd and Kathryn Dodington.

We have decided that the priority work is as follows:
  • Get the boat ballasted correctly - remove the iron ballast from on top of the uxter plate and purchase two 1,000 litre water containers to be placed in front of the engine room bulkhead (these have now been purchased
  • Install a second battery to run an automatic bilge pump
  • Investigate why the headlamp doesn't work - quite important when one is so close to a long tunnel
  • Move forward on the back cabin under the guidance of Rob Westlake - we are endeavouring to contact the gentlemen who did some work on the back cabin in 2013
We plan to meet at the boat again on Saturday 1-March.

If anyone is interested in joining the Sculptor team please either turn up at 10:00 on Saturday 1-March outside the Museum in Stoke Bruerne or post a comment on this blog - the comment will be e-Mailed to the originator of this blog but will not be published on-line.

Approximately 20 volunteer hours (total 20 to date)

Actions completed

  • Two 1 cubic meter water containers have been ordered (£40 each) and will be collected by Bill Mann and delivered to the boat in time for 01-March. Containers delivered to Stoke Bruerne 21-February-2014.
The water containers which will give
us the ballast required

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