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

Friday, 7 March 2014

Work on the back cabin

The new panels in the back cabin
Old wood being burnt and
warming up the cabin
Iain Dunkley, who undertook some work on the back cabin last year, has kindly started to sort out the remaining work that is required before we start to restore the cabin to the decorative state it was in when the boat was taken 'on charge' by the fore-runners of Canal & River Trust.

It strikes me that with the wood against the steel of the cabin side good, regular and proper ventilation of the back cabin is important to keep it in good condition.

The primed new panel with the
mouldings in place
We now have to decide on the appropriate style of decoration for the back cabin.  I have been advised by some very knowledgable people what the style was when Sculptor was taken on charge as an exhibit and I understand that it is that style that the back cabin should be kept in.  There have, I understand, been differing opinions over the years and I suppose it falls to me to ensure that the decorative style agreed upon is agreed by all parties and fits the legal requirements of an accessioned exhibit - not easy!

Volunteer hours 22 (total 66 to date)

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