This is Wispy 11 she has been moored here on the same spot since she arrived in the area late September/early October last year. Nice looking boat. Needs some TLC.
You will notice that the thirty day Explorer licence
ended August 28. (Correction it endsAug 28 this year 2011, however it had spent its thirty days on the canal by the time it arrived here). Someone has been to visit it at east twice to start the engine and ensure the bilges were empty. It has been a bit of an annoyance to those of us that were caught in the ice. When the ice was thin both before and after the big freeze we risked sinking this boat when we were about those tasks that we all need to sort namely water and pumpout. When Dusty came barging his way through, to supply us all with diesel and coal, we were sure it would end up sitting on the bottom, but it survived. It still survives it has not moved. Whoever visits did hammer in the 2 foot of re-bar it was moored to that was dangerously sticking up out of the bank. Had someone tripped they could have been impaled on it. But never mind the owner has had 6/7 months free mooring.
Imagine my surprise, and dare I say joy, when I noticed last week that at long last it has had a patrol notice attached to it, the first I have seen on this boat. So it will soon leave us, lets hope BW can sell it and retrieve the mooring fee that is due.