Aston Marina is now well and truly a distant memory. We’ve spent a very pleasant week in Stafford Boat Club blacking the bottom of the boat with bitumen (well Gordon did that bit) and getting her looking tidy before we head back out on the cut (Gordon did that bit too!). To summarise I spent a pleasant week in Stafford Boat Club while Gordon worked on the boat.
Boats are taken out of the water and relaunched on Sundays when the club members are available to operate the slipway. This means that you have a week in which to get any work done. Plenty of time for bottom blacking provided the weather is kind. You can live on your boat while she’s on the slip – power and water are provided and a good set of steps for getting on and off. All in all it’s a great deal for not that much money and I’d highly recommend it to anyone wanting to work on their boat while she’s out of the water.
By Saturday Gordon had finished painting.
He was free to come into Stafford with the gang where we managed to get a great table in ‘Spoons to watch Ireland thrashing Italy in the 6 nations championship.
Sunday was another glorious day for coming down off the slip….
…followed by a lovely Sunday lunch in the clubhouse.
All in all a very successful week.