Monday, August 27, 2007

Back to Back

What we mean is, we went back up to Jim, to see the new stern (the back) on Derwent6
and don't she look wonderful...............

When we got there, Craig was just finishing the welding around the stern (which has to be water tight we must add) and a fine job he made of it.

Jim has really helped out with fitting extra bits and pieces, like he fitted a 10mm steel brace to the engine bay with stabilizer braces to help on the vibration from the engine.

From this shot you can see the radiator is fitted and Jim is going to extend the Diesel tank which will fit around the swim, just above the radiator.

The well deck has been dropped down to as low as it can go, and is now in. Jim has now got to put in the lockers which he had left, because he wanted to confirm with us their final position.

Jim has also rolled over the floor ribs at the bow under the well deck to let us get a bigger stainless steel water tank in. (we will need it)

Here are some other photos taken while we were there.........

We are so pleased with the progress so far, and we know Jim and Craig were too. This gave us a good feeling as we left for the IWA festival at St Ives.

And what a mud bath it was !!!!!!!!!

We ended up taking our shoes off and stomping around in bare feet, nice!!

We didn't feel like buying anything because it would have got so muddy, and we certainly didn't want to stomp around in those poor peoples new boats. You would have thought some straw or matting could have been found earlier.

but, we still enjoyed the day and had a good look at all the boats along the river Ouse, chatting to everyone including Sarah on n.b.Warrior..........Hi Sarah nice to meet you.

This time next year we could be here with Derwent6.....................


Anonymous said...

from dad
at last it is begining to look like a boat.
you must be so excited.
looking forward to coming up to see it nearly finished before fitting out.
it won't be long now

Anonymous said...

Its great to see Derwent6 has taken so much shape in what seems to be so little time. You must be SO excited and impatient to see the end result? Looking forward to further updates and seeing it "in the flesh" ourselves!

Joyce & Steve x