The focus on Tuesday 11th July was to undertake the installation of 3 new mooring rings and also to protect recently repaired walling at the head of the canal next to the dry dock with a large “railway sleeper” buffer. This proved to be quite a challenge and one eye was always on the grey skies and the odd threatening rain cloud – fortunately the sun shone on the righteous on this occasion!
The job to drill horizontally just above the water wasn’t however without its problems and early on it was an amusing sight to see grown men dangling magnets into the cut ‘fishing’ for the dropped 10mm drill bit – that was good fun and plenty of micky taking ensued (I won’t name the unlucky culprit who dropped this vital component) but at least the drill bit was fairly quickly recovered from the murky waters to enable drilling to continue into the hard blue bricks lining the canal at this point.
The installation of the mooring rings was a little easier and we were fortunate to have the right tools to do the job of drilling quite large holes for the screw bolts to secure these firmly into the mooring.
Another job to cross off the list !
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