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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Back in to the swing

It doesnt take long to get back in to the swing of things! After having had a very relaxing weeks holiday I came back to work yesterday and have not stopped since, It was a busy day yesterday and today has been equally as busy, the sun had blessed us yet again this morning but this afternoon it has gone over cast and rained, typical now that I am back the weather is going to go horrible!! Despite the rain this afternoon there has been a steady flow of customers in all day, we are definetley seeing more boats on the move at long last and have had some on the wharf today for services etc. Angela has not stopped all day and the bookings for the hire boats have been coming in thick and fast, at one point she said"I wish I could just have 5 minutes between the bookings just to process them" It is amazing just how busy the boats seem to be this year, only another few weeks to go and once Easter has arrived it should get even busier! I have been busy today catching up from yesterday and dealing with the usual day to day stuff that goes on, I have also been doing some final checking of Victory the new day boat which is going out on Saturday, I have been on sea trials around the basin and adjusting the throttle so that it will only make 4MPH, this is done so that people don't go charging down the canal looking like they have left their skiers behind!! The boat still needs a couple more jobs doing to finish it off which Mick will do later in the week. Bernard has been kept busy tidying up loose ends on Victory and welding anodes on to the boat in the dry dock and fitting a new rudder cup and lower bearing, Freddie has been blacking, pumping boats out, checking on all the moored boats here that we look after and making sure that they are all tied up nice and tight, Lee has been striping the grit off the roof of a boat in the wet dock and preparing it for new grit and top coats. David is off today but he never seems to get away from boats and has gone to collect a boat from Penkeridge that we are putting up for sale, he should be back later on this afternoon or early evening. Until Tomorrow Simon

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