More colour schemes

We had a good response to our last request for your input into our decision on a new colour scheme for the forthcoming re-paint. Could we ask for for your help again? We have recently seen some boats with a contrasting colour name panel. We quite liked the look of it so I mocked up

Parkend (boat), Home (us)

The second stage was done by first moving the car from Fretherne bridge to Sandfield bridge. We then chugged to just north of the Saul footbridge, moored up again and walked over to the marina chandlery to buy some fuel additive. Another short chug to just past Parkend bridge. Here we made the boat safe


  We picked up a flyer from “Kinver Canopies” a new business set up by two of the employees from Wilson’s. We have been thinking for a while of having zips fitted to the cratch cover to make access easier. I contacted them by email and they had a look at the job and called

Paperwork ! (28/2/08)

I have spent quite a bit of time over the last couple of days sorting out the paperwork. Ringing round insurance companies, organising the licence transfer with BW, sorting out the mooring,  planning the new signwriting…… Quite a lot to do and we havent actually used her yet !

More Shopping ! (26/2/08)

It’s amazing how much stuff you need on a boat! We went to Ikea & Stax to get a carfull of bedding, kitchen utensils, cleaning stuff etc. There was also paperwork to deal with, insurance, change of licence, mooring …. All this stuff to do and we havent gone anywhere yet !

She’s ours (25/2/08)

We went back to the brokers to meet the previous owner, a Mr Godsell. He took us over the boat and explained a few things to us, and it was clear that he was sad to see her go. We went back to the brokers to finish the paperwork and get the keys. it all

The Result (19/2/08)

We couldn’t wait for the written report so I called the surveyor. Except for a few relatively minor points the surveyor said that she was in good condition and there was no reason not to go ahead with the purchase. Hooray! It’s all becoming a reality now.

The Offer (5/2/08)

Steve called the brokers with an offer. There was an agonising wait for them to call back. The owner wouldn’t accept the offer,but he would accept a thousand more as he had just paid for a new licence and an engine service. The deal was done, we accepted subject to a satisfactory survey.