Following last week's winds, I thought it might be a good idea to pop down to Alvecote to check on Chertsey's cloths. Jim was in Sheffield for the weekend so we nipped down on Sunday. All was well - the cloths had rucked up a bit but none had come off. Jim loosened a few strings, straightened the cloths up, and tied them tight again. With the translucent cloth running the length of the boat undet the black ones, and firmly tied down with elastic, this was more about protecting the cloths than worrying about water getting in.
Anyway, with that done we repaired for Sunday lunch at the Barlow before heading back to Sheffield. What with a nice towpath walk for Ricky as well, it made for a pleasant day out.
Braunston Historic Boats 2018
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