At last we have a launch date for Derwent6 to hit the water........ The cranage transport has been arranged with Barry Tuckey (who put the boat called Dover in the water on the TV programme "Narrowboat" )
This will all happen on Wednesday the 3rd December ........Hurrayyyyyyy!
The boat will go in the water and then have to be commissioned and all the checks carried out, so we should take posession of Derwent6 on Thursday 4th December.
We will then be having a launch day at Foxton locks on Saturday 6th December for all friends and family.. before we head off to the marina for Christmas...
There are three days for Fernwood to finish Derwent6 and there is still quite a bit to do, but she looks fantastic.
We spent all day there Wednesday, Waxing and polishing the paintwork and cleaning the inside so it's a bit easier for launch day.
There was still work to do in the engine room but the office desk area was coming on. Stuart and Rob had got their heads together and worked out the drop down desk thing, which looked fab.
The engine has now been running and was tested all the time we were there.. it was very quite under it's engine cover and as you can see there is another cover to go under this yet. So we should hardly hear it. The boat was lovely and warm with the heating boiler running all day on test. and the horn got a blast!!!!!!We checked the table for height and the legs were adjusted, they unscrew for the drop down bed in the dayroom. The table is on legs so we can move it where we like and can be pushed in for when we just walk through. We are still waiting for the freezer here.
The headboard had been fitted in the bedroom and looks warm and cosy now.We are sooooooo looking forward to next Wednesday, but there is a lot to do before then...
We have insurance, van hire, monies and gathering stuff together to sort out, but our doors are open and we are ready to rumble.