Logo picture shows Pentargon
after her 2017 solo descent of the Bristol Channel ...
from Gloucester Docks
and before she took on
via Newbury and Reading for London
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FOR SAIL ?
Pentargon will soon be ready ... for "sail"
major refit going on in the cabins
and rear deck above and below floor
to make the boat more user friendly
for inexperienced would-be boaters
wishing to learn how to live on-board
a working narrow-boat
on river canal and tidal.
Pentargon may be "passed on".
"Why are waterways almost invariably muddy or grey ...? Peered at through a glass darkly, water is [usually] pretty colourless. The same water looked at as a body always has colour, I have floated on bright orange water through Harecastle, black water at Tixell wide, grey water on the Bristol channel, green water offshore but usually inland waters tend to be MUDDY BROWN. .
. . . MUDDY BROWN WATERS . .
PENTARGON is Resting during the 2019 Summer
Her wetted hull was surveyed last year
and she was well tarred below water level.
her insides have been extensively refurbished.
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Pentargon ... (looking a bit the worse for wear) ... at Prince St. Bridge mid-day on 14 August 2017, after her epic run from Sharpness, including an overnight at anchor on a 12m. tide outside Portishead, followed by an early tidal push up the Avon Gorge to enter Bristol Floating Harbour, ship-shape and Bristol fashion ... before proceeding onwards during the day to re-enter C&RT waters at Hanham, out in rural Gloucester. I suppose the whole exhilarating experience should have named "C&RT to C&RT" seeing as how we left C&RT jurisdiction at Sharpness at 11oc on Sat.13thAugust2017 and entered Bristol sea lock exactly 24hrs later at 11oc. However, the legal remit for the Floating Harbour rests with Bristol Port Authority and it stretches up the Avon to the first lock at Hanham ... quite a ways out of town. We reached Hanham about 3pm . . .
The escapade is dealt with in the "Day by Day" blog
Pentargon . . . in Bristol Dock . . .
on arrival from Sharpness via Portishead
... solo ...
... because somebody said ...
"it can't be done"
It CAN be done! It HAS been done!
on a 1973 36' Springer
with a 1969 Lister SR2 engine
and a scrupulously clean fuel tank
. . . "can't do" is "won't try" . . . . (Jim Wall 1909-1993)
I treasure what you made me, Dad, and what you and Ma allowed me to do.