So here are the photos of Pentland, a workboat originally owned by BW then C&RT. Her final resting place would have been at Newark until rescued by ECP&DA. Full of holes when found she has been replated with the steels donated by Paul Barber at Sheetstores, welded by Ernie one of the society members, had the bitumen and paint donated by Dacrylate and many hours of hard work by this societies men and women at work party Fridays. A job well done!
|Sheets off for the final time.|
|Linda Richardson from Towpath Talk came to record the event.|
|Gate removal for more manoeuvrability|
|Chains attached to hook|
|And then to Pentland|
|The lift starts|
|Out she comes|
|Check the engine bay|
|A few Gongoozlers|
|Thumbs up ...no leaks|
Oh, and the nice couple on their boat descending the lock earlier came back up in reverse.
Pentland is now nestled next to us for protection. I can now wash both side of the boat instead of only one.
Seems strange having an empty compound.