Wells new Shannon boathouse
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Steady progress

Friday 29 Oct 2021

Steady progress has been made in October on the new boathouse building.

Plywood and joinery for the walls have been completed. These will be an inner layer when the building is complete, with blockwork and cladding outside and insulation layers and a final finish inside. Polythene sheeting has been fitted over window holes to try and make the building weather-tight... along with the membrane on the roof this should protect the building over winter before roof panels, windows, doors and exterior cladding arrive.

Inside, floors and insulation have been laid, with the outline of the rooms on the first floor such as the office, plant room and crew room now visible.

The other small but obvious external change is the arrival of two starboard-hand markers at the base of the new ALB launching ramp, replacing the scaffolding poles and pink buoys that have been a temporary feature to warn vessels of the ramp since it was first built. These are shown below on a photograph taken at high water on 21st October when strong northerly winds led to a storm surge on top of a spring tide, making for a particularly high tide with flood warnings along the coast.

 

First floor  for crew room and facilities going in

First floor for crew room and facilities going in
3/10/21 RW

Future view from the window of the crew room

Future view from the window of the crew room
3/10/21 RW

Crew room floor looking south

Crew room floor looking south
3/10/21 RW

Gift shop and engagement space

Gift shop and engagement space
8/10/21 RW

First floor more complete

First floor more complete
8/10/21 RW

New navigation marks - and the sea well up the new launching ramp - on a particularly high tide

New navigation marks - and the sea well up the new launching ramp - on a particularly high tide
21/10/21 MP

Floor being laid in the cew changing area

Floor being laid in the cew changing area
29/10/21 RW

Floor progress on gift shop and engagement space

Floor progress on gift shop and engagement space
29/10/21 RW

First floor looking towards office and plant room and stairs and lift up

First floor looking towards office and plant room and stairs and lift up
29/10/21 RW

Outline of office, plant room and loo on first floor

Outline of office, plant room and loo on first floor
29/10/21 RW