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

Monday, 16 February 2015

Blogging again

It’s been a long time since I updated the blog for Sculptor. I am not going to offer any excuses.

We’ve had a few outings but nothing far afield:
  • We undertook some training exercises when Sculptor was fully loaded in order that everyone could experience handling a loaded boat.  That was either through the tunnel to Gayton Junction or down to the A508
  • We took part in the Stoke Bruerne ‘Carols on the cut’ event when Sculptor was illuminated.  We’ve been down to the A508.
  • We’ve went through to Gayton Junction again in late January to practice in advance of CAATs assessments for operating Sculptor only to be thwarted on the Friday because of snow in Northamptonshire

The ill-fitting cloths
The cloths which were ordered for Sculptor in early October and should have been delivered in the same month finally turned up in mid-January for us to find that they didn’t fit at all so will, by 17-February, have been formally rejected. What a shame.  Sculptor has stood up well to the winter, which mercifully has been quite dry. The Friends of The Canal Museum have kindly agreed to a budget of £500 for new shutts – we don’t expect to have to use all of that money.

Bill Mann has refurbished the throttle quadrant (fitted by Bill and Richard) and the back cabin tidied up by Phil and Kathryn; all the doors and cupboards left slightly open in order they can breathe.

Engine hours since the last blog 50
Volunteer hours since the last blog 150 (total 697 to date)

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