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

Thursday, 28 May 2015

A bit of Bank Holiday boating and some painting

Mike Partridge undercoating the
fore end bends (Photo: KD)
Back to Mason's Deep Red
but still some tidying up
to do
On the Saturday of the Bank Holiday Sculptor was taken down to the A508 and winded. The plan was to leave her facing north outside the museum.  On the way down (at Lock 15) we met a gentleman who had been born on the butty Angel and who lives in Deanshanger.  He would like to join the Sculptor crew so hopefully we will see him again before too long.  It was decided not to moor facing north but rather to visit the winding hole by the tunnel and do a bit of gardening - many thanks to Rob Westlake who clambered around the winding hole and cut back a huge amount of undergrowth - it's not finished yet but will be soon we hope.

Sculptor was taken down to the A508 again on the Monday (no crews available for the Sunday) and a very nice quiet trip it was.

The fore end bends have been glossed in white and now undercoated (kindly by Mike Partridge) in order we can put a top coat of Mason's Deep Red to finish things off.  Many thanks to Mike.

Volunteer hours 18 (total 804 to date)

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