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
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
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
overplating under way