Saturday, 7 March 2009

In the begining

Well after years of planning and saving, things are starting to come togeather on the boating front. We have a lease on a mooring at Pillings Lock Marina on the GU just south of Loughborough. Now all we have to do is get a boat.

After a lot of looking, checking, proding and poking, we found Ben Harp who has agreed to build us a narrow beam dutch barge based on a Bluewater Boats hull. First payment for steelwork should be sent off next week when NS&I get round to divying up some cash, for the start of work at the begining of April. ( Can't believe it's happening after all these years of dreaming.)

After nearly losing a dog in a lock after it pushed through the bow doors an a hire boat we decided the dutch barge style was best suited to us.

I'll upload plans etc. when I figure out how this blog works 'cos at the moment when I try to post the plans it comes back with an error message.
Ah well - cracked it by converting to jpeg but managed to get it stuck at top of page - keep trying boy.

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