08 August 2018

Stop Press. Weedie back in action

by: Myron

After months of trouble with the mesh and steering on Weedie, it was returned to operational service today. This involved taking the mesh from stowed out of service mode to where it is ready for use. Many thanks to the team for showing up in sufficient numbers to make light work of it. A special thanks to Colin from Western Depot whose expertise on Weedie was badly needed again.

Then it was a case of moving her down the canal to where it is needed most. Dudbridge locks – no problem, getting passed Sampson – no problem, even Lodgemore Bridge – no problem (apart from a couple of near heart attacks pumping the bridge up). But Chestnut Lane bridge would not co-operate as usual. So we moored up at Strachans Close slipway and went off to the Clothiers for a thorough debrief.