Friday, 23 March 2012
Now we're finally getting on with all those little jobs we said we'd do before going boating this spring. One of them was finding a better way of fitting the front fender than trying to attach it to the T-stud, from where it was always slewing to one side or the other. It needs to be positioned so that it can be lifted easily too, and flipped up onto the fore end. So, we have used two of the cast brass screw-in eyes that we bought from Malcolm Braine at the Ellesmere Port boat jumble many years ago, screwed into the oak cants. There are now just two of these left, which I think will go on Chertsey's back doors. The others are on Warrior, holding up the washing line in the engine room, and holding the lovely French stove in position.