Been a bit busy just of late, trying to condense one house and one workshop into two boats, they don't fit, so, blogging has taken a back seat till now.
We have now sold our pile of bricks and move onto the boats tomorrow, ready to explore England. We can now go places farther afield and come and go as we please and work on Dove when it suits us, not just at weekends when it's pouring down with rain.
Speaking of Dove, I got the day tank fitted and went for a tootle down to the junction and back, all of 200 yards, but it proved everything works. The gear shift is a tad long, might have to alter that, me thinks.
We're going to start splashing some paint about next week, see if we can smarten the cabin up a bit, the winter has really had a bash at the woodwork. Also, now the engine 'ole has dried out, I've got some Mid Brunswick green to paint the tanks and bottom sides. With a bit of luck and fine weather we might look quite presentable for Coventry Basin at Easter.
We wont have any new cloths though, the application for a Historic Ships Grant was turned down, so it looks like we'll be funding that too. Funny, we've never been lucky with freebies.
I'll be back with some pictures of the painting progress.
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