Saturday, 28 March 2015

An Engine For Shamrock!

When plans where being made for Shamrock's restoration in the 1970's the decision was made to restore her to as she appeared in 1926. At sometime during the restoration it was decided not to install an engine as she had in 1926 resulting in her manoeuvrability being severely limited and reliant on a tow for any trip. Finally after years of hint dropping by the crew it looks like she will be getting an engine as Shamrock has been chosen to receive the profits from the sale of the National Trusts 'Special Places Raffle 2015' tickets sold at Cotehele. As profits from the raffle are usually allocated to a specific project 'An engine for Shamrock' has been chosen as that project.

Nancy Belle

After the last few hectic weeks rigging Shamrock the crews attention has returned to preparing Nancy Belle for the season. Once her cover was removed she was found be in good condition with only the bottom section of hull requiring a coat of anti fowling paint. Also Shaune has found some good quality marine plywood and is busy making a new engine box to replace last years temporary box.

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