Thursday, 23 January 2014

Rigging Block Repair

As part of Shamrock's winter maintenance program, any of the rigging blocks that are currently stowed in the boat shed are being refitted. During this process it was discovered that one of the double blocks had a rotten cheek.

Shamrock's blocks are made from ash and there was none in the wood pile so Shaune obtained an ash log from Cotehele's countryside team. This was then split to obtain a rough piece of ample thickness to manufacture a new cheek. Next it was planed, reduced to the correct thickness, shaped and finally riveted to the old block.

As the original block had become well-weathered Shamrock will now be supporting a multi-coloured block.

Spot the new bit?


One of the more unusual items spotted being transported during last week's car ferrying operation!

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