Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Bit of an experiment

Nothing much to report just experimenting on picture positions and getting used to working this blog.

This is the sight that made us want a Bluewater hull. Crick 2008

If this pair hadn't already spent time on a narrow boat I would have to wonder if they'd fit.

As for the fit out I think Ben Harps web site says it all.http://www.benharpnarrowboats.co.uk/

Monday, 27 April 2009

Taking shape

Down to Bluewater again last Friday and were amazed at how
much had happened since our last visit.
Base plate down and hull sides up, already the sweep up to the bow is showing.

Watching the lads at work is really impressive. David showed us round pointing out that the bow thruster tube, bow tank and fuel tanks were already in position but at the moment I can't get in to take a snap. Took quite a few photo's but was so excited that most came out rather fuzzy. We're here !!!!! The dreams finally taking shape, and is that back end sexy.
Help what am I doing wrong? That photo of the stern should have appeared here. Any photo's I upload seen to pop to the top of the page like bubbles.
Took the dogs down to the marina to see how they cope with the floating pontoons, successful, still quite a bit of nervous on the finger moorings but everybody came away dry which has got to be a result.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Steels here

Down at Bluewater yesterday with Ben and Kelly Harp to meet up with David Warner to discuss the hull build. Looks like they're busy at the moment with four boats in the sheds that we went in, most of which were wide beams. Talked over the options and went through my list of questions - thankfully everybody was very patient. Karen and Kelly disappeared and went rounding up wayward lambs, this ids truly a rural setting. The steel for our build is in the yard - including the 15mm for the base plate and talking with David it looks like the build will be 15:6:5:4 which is a bonus as we were expecting 15:6:4. Took the camera but it seems pointless taking a photo of steel plate laid on concrete and I have to wonder if it really will float. Building will start next week and there should be something to see in a couple of weeks.
Stopped off for lunch at the Two Boats at Long Ichington on the Grand Union, vowing to return one day by water.