Wednesday, 1 April 2009
This was spotted in Phil's garden this morning, the perpetrators have not owned up yet but who had eggs for breakfast ?
Each time our hatch is opened it scrapes along the runners & they are now rusting, the paint all but gone. Nosying around other boats I saw quite a few fitted with brass strips on the runners which seemed a good idea, I managed to obtain some from Ledgard Chandlery last autumn & they have been lanquishing in the corridor outside the bathroom ever since.
So today I have been outside enjoying the sunshine whilst getting the runners ready to take the strips. Phil helped me lift off the hatch then the runners were sanded to within an inch of their lives.
The brass strips have been cut to size & holes drilled (& countersunk !) through strips & runners. The hatch is now back on, it will come off again 1st thing tomorrow, the runners painted with hammerite then brass strips affixed when paint dry enough. Hopefully that will be job done.
Pics maybe in next post if all goes well...