Steve Evans the signwriter has been busy adorning Steadfast with her name and registration number and a little something in a nod to her engine. Meanwhile other busy hands have been bolting Steadfast back together adding fairleads and T Studs and slides and mushroom vents.
Well the latest photos have arrived down under and it is time to post another blog update from my Pit at the back of a van.
Steadfast is now being bolted back together and the signing started. It is all getting too exciting!
Painted cratch frame and replacement cratch board cum table partially fitted
First stage of sign painting done
Man at work
Even the inside of the gas locker has been painted
Here I am again, in my pit in the MH and the latest progress photos have arrived from Sarah E at Norton Canes in Glascote Basin. The early morning is the best time to grab some free bandwidth from the site WiFi so here goes....
More photos received this morning in our campervan in New Zealand. I am putting this blog update together from our bed, first cup of morning tea to hand as the UK comes to the end of another working day. Norton Canes you are doing a great job, thank you all!
There has been a bit of a hiatus over the recent holiday period with a two week shut down at Norton Canes Boat Builders giving all the staff a decent break from their labours but as of last week they were back at it. On Tuesday Joe and I drove up to Tamworth to see Steadfast and sort some stage payments with Sarah Edgson.
Ginge and teammates, Tash and Juke, were busy getting the last of the dodgy paint off of Steady when we arrived. They were anticipating starting to get primer coats on her from Wednesday and this morning Sarah E sent through some photo’s of their progress.
L-R Sarah Edgson, Ginge, Tash and Juke
Side doors, back slide,rear doors, cratch frame and top board...I think.