|Sculptor approaching Braunston|
bottom lock with only 2 tons of
water ballast by the back end boards
|Sculptor sitting comfortably on her|
mooring with her 15 tons of coal and
2 tons of water ballast
The fore-end is now at the right height to finish the repaint which we will be undertaken just as soon as the weather allows!
An update to thank Steve Dean for fixing the new fore-end bilge pump. When we were loading the coal Richard (of Jules and Richard) moved a piece of wood which neatly took the head off the outlet of the new pump - a complete accident. Steve took it home and expertly repaired it and it now is 'better than new'! At the moment we don't need it as Sculptor is down by the stern (every so slightly) but if she ends up lying slightly down by the head we will need it.
New cloths are scheduled for this weekend.