MV Balmoral Fund Limited
The Diary of a Volunteer
There has been good progress in several areas made by the volunteers this past week. Much aided by the fine weather. The main engines were run and checked, with cutting & welding the new bench brackets.
Volunteers renewed the wood sill-assembly, retaining the starboard rear double doors – also improving the deck water tightness in that area. They also devised a method of bringing down the engine room Lister blocks for safekeeping in the engine room alley.
Meanwhile, preparation, painting, varnishing and cleaning of surfaces took place below decks; with other volunteers maintaining our electrics in a good state throughout the vessel.
This coming Tuesday the intention is to test Balmoral’s auxiliary motors and systems
08.09.2020 – 11.09.2020
It’s been a busy week both off and on Balmoral, with several materials being donated to the ship. New steel seat brackets were organised and donated as pictured.
Meanwhile, over 100 litres of white marine paint was also generously donated by Nigel Mead of M&M painting contractors. The new compressor was tested. Varnishing continued, and exterior steel work was prepared for painting and welding.
Elsewhere, first aid kits were also checked & renewed, and new leaflets were distributed to Tower Belle for the “virtual Open Doors” tours.
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The majority of Photographs taken above were captured by David Bassett.