Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Busy! Busy! Busy!

We've been to a boat jumble at Paddock wood in Kent, where we brought a mallet for hitting the pins, and a grass cutter for those long grass moorings.
We've also been back to Jim Sparks at Alexander Boats and discussed bits and pieces on the hull build like Bow well deck height, Bow door lip height, cutouts in roof rails, etc. We really feel we have got to know him now and are confident he will put 100% into Derwent6.
Our build slot for the hull is dependant on Fernwood as they are running a bit behind schedule so Jim has us booked for April and will only start it when he gets the nod.

We've been to see Chris and Stelle on Belle who are very welcoming, nice people and they have a great boat !! (thanks for the tea, cakes and biscuits)
We've been to the Birmingham outdoor, caravanning,camping and boat show (which we felt was far better than the London boat show) with ten narrowboats on display. Picked up more bits and pieces and loads of ideas.

As for the house.....
We have now done a brochure for the sale of our four bedroom house in Snodland, Kent, so if anyone is interested we can send it on to you. We have still been itemising all the things in each room (so much to go through) but we are getting there.

We are both still really excited and we can't believe we're into March already(don't time fly !!) hence the reason for doing this.


Anonymous said...

an excellant monthly blog.
i can sense the excitment already as the months slip by.
look forward to the time when there is a boat coming along

Anonymous said...

This year will just be one long whirlwind. Can't wait to see pictures of the build progress once the 'nod' has been given! Thanks for the update so far.

Del and Al said...

Thanks for your comments!

Anonymous said...

Getting excited about this new happening holiday venue...will there be room to Love Shack on the deck or will we have to moor and boogy round a river bank?