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, 17 April 2015

A little bit of lubrication and a bit of fender erection

Steve D came over today with some new seal for the stern gland.  It's been dripping away for quite some which has required pumping out about once, sometimes twice, a week.  We found one of the studs had a thread-bound nut.  That was released with a couple of large scanners and the fitting removed from its housing.  Everything was cleaned up and new seal inserted.  There doesn't seem to be any water leaving past the seal - we have run Sculptor in gear just  to prove things and we'll take another look below the floors again in the morning.  We know the way she is loaded at the moment that the bottom of the hole in the rudder should be level with the water so it is any easy check to see if the seal has remained in place.

I have always been told that the rear fenders should be erect rather than floppy!  They are now more erect that they have been for some time.

Volunteer hours 5 (total 708 to date)

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