Wednesday, 16 September 2015

GRP Pram Dingy Update

The abandoned pram dingy first appeared in the boat shed in late August 2014. Since then she has been cleaned up, had a large hole in her keel repaired, wooden gunnels replaced, hull resealed, varnished, painted and finally polished. She now looks like new and is in regular service as Nancy Belle's tender and being easy to launch is also used when quick access to the river is required.


Thursday, 10 September 2015

Sunny Weather

On Wednesday the crew took advantage of the glorious weather and dressed Shamrock overall chiefly to air out the flags before they are stowed for the winter months. Also it was a tribute from one old lady to another old lady on her historic day.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

New Gangway

When discussing this seasons plan to open Shamrock for visitors on the days that Cotehele House is open it was realised that visitor numbers would be up and the existing gangway needed to be upgraded. The predictions on visitor numbers proved correct so a new longer and wider aluminium gangway was commissioned. The first reaction on it's arrival was 'it looks big' and 'will it look out of place on Shamrock'? After a bit of adjustment to the old gangways bulwark protecting saddle, involving a wood saw and chisel, and the fitting of wheels to the shore end of the new gangway, it is now in use and defiantly looks the part and it does the job.

Nancy Belle

With the decrease in the amount rain falling and the river Tamar's flow returning to normal Nancy Belle has been returned to her river mooring.