An excerpt from Wind in the Willows

Nice? It's the ONLY thing, said the Water Rat solemnly, as he leant forward for his stroke. Believe me, my young friend, there is NOTHING - absolute nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing, he went on dreamily: messing - about - in - boats; messing----'
From 'Wind in the Willows' by Kenneth Grahame.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Basingstoke update (5)

A bit of a gap at the top
Making a plan for tomorrow
Progress is being made with the bottom plank now concreted into place. However the gates which were put in place in February-2011 don't seem to fit very well.  The upper collar hinges have been loosened off completely but the gates still do not seem to fit in the middle at the top - they seem to be a country mile out (well 3 inches in fact). There was much discussion late this afternoon and a plan has been hatched which (understandably) I wasn't privy to - we'll have to wait and see what happens.

At the same time Deepcut is being re-watered with the top two pounds now back in (and holding) water.  There's still a dozen or so pounds to go but progress is being made and on this sort of thing and the old saying 'marry in haste - repent at leisure' comes to mind.  I'd much rather things are a little slow but done well than they hurry too much. 

1 comment:

  1. Reckon the gap in the top of the gates will close up when the water pressure comes on, as the gates will then twist, being fixed at the bottom by the cill.

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