Then they bolted in a great lump of engine at the stern.
I imagine there was a bit of consternation when she was launched and the issue became apparent... Steel billets and pavers have been added to the front of the boat by way of correction but that was never going to bring the stern up sufficiently.
After investigations it was decided to remove all the ballast in the rear of the boat which essentially is the shower room. The shower room has been dismantled carefully, floor removed and 512kg of slabs removed, they are sitting on our drive awaiting a skip. The tunnel bands are now both visible and the rudder top clear of the water.
This was taken by Adam Porter as we passed No Briar Rose at Crick Wharf. You can see Steadfast is dragging her stern.
Vanity and basin removed
Toilet removed and new non-return valve ordered
A grubby tunnel band emerges
Rudder top emerges
The next job after putting the boat back together is to remove the taff seats at the stern, more weight reduction!