Badger has returned to the Ashton Packer Boat Company wet dock at Droylsden for investigation of its wood work on the starboard side. The last visit to this dock was to repair a small amount of rot on the port side and I was keen to ensure that the other side was not similarly affected.
The good news is that the starboard side is rock solid with no rot to be found. The work at the dock will now be confined to some paint touching up and a repaint of the cabin roof.
While Steve at the dock concentrates on this, I will be investigating an electrical problem which saw my batteries gassing hydrogen sulphide. Apart from the smell and obvious health issues, this gas turns copper and brass a delightful purple/blue colour. It pervades every nook and cranny of the boat and, once I have solved the problem, I will have to use a lot of Brasso:-( to get things back the way they were.