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.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Basingstoke update (8)

The new stop plank grooves have been almost completely fitted to Lock 12 They extend 2 inches out from the Lock 'cut' wall on each side and finish at normal water level - you can see the water level mark in the pciture.  They do have oak timber to 'chamfer' the edges but in my view they could have been done with 'U' section steel, been set into the wall of the lock 'cut' and should have extended well above water level.

They way they are currently leaves me to believe they will not be easily seen by a boater and have the potential to cause damage to a boat.

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