Thursday, 27 April 2006

Tempted as I was to rename the boat "Slow World" after the song by Kate D, I'm probably going to go for the more earthly 'Tortoise' - which has a similar connotation, and not only has personal meanings but would make it a post-rock canal boat. Survey in a couple of weeks, nothing definite yet. I won't get gazumped this time, though, going through a broker who turns out to be an ex BBC bloke.

Test driving it yesterday in the late afternoon sun I suspect I was the happiest I've been for a long while.

Tuesday, 11 April 2006

pictures from first view

outside side view; nicely proportioned for a small boat, I think.

nice big sociable 'cruising' deck

minimal sized front deck, but space for two

inside, looking forward. All that white emulsion...

broker's diagram of boat layout

stove, on a rather strange base

side view inside looking towards back

Saturday, 1 April 2006

photos of the boat, presumably at the point of sale to the previous owners in approx 2000:

Previous colour scheme curiously similar to what I've been thinking of, although of course without the blue... ;-)

red roof, although the picture above appears to show it blue...

old interior - note full height cupboards either side of front door - bed must have been 6' long
gas fridge also in evidence

towards rear

overplating under way