Sunday, December 23, 2007

To all our readers

So far the boat build has been a very enjoyable experience and we hope you all have enjoyed it with us..
We can't wait to get the interior of Derwent6 started.

Thank you for all your constructive comments you have given over the last year.

So we wish you all a

And a Happy 2008

Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Eagle has landed

Press Release!!!!

Derwent6 has now been moved from Alexander Boats to Fernwood Craft.... this will now be her home for the next eight months (or so)

But this happened really late in the day, because on the way to Jim's, the truck got pulled up by the ministry of transport and had to have a new tyre fitted.

The truck was then put underneath, she weighed 10 and a half tonnes

We then set off at Dusk following the truck at a steady 50mph

We arrived at 7.30pm in foggy conditions so we couldn't get any decent photos of the lift into Fernwood. A B Tuckey was waiting patiently with the crane and skillfully unloaded Derwent6 off the trailer in the dark and into the workshop. (Sorry about the fog getting on the lens)

Now the work really begins !!!!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

We saw three ships (our version)

We see a ship come sailing in
Next Wednesday next Wednesday
We see a ship come sailing in
Next Wednesday in the morning

Julia and Ken are working hard
Next Wednesday next Wednesday
To find a space for Derwent6
Next Wednesday in the morning

So fingers crossed that all goes well
Next Wednesday next Wednesday
And Jim can wave goodbye to the shell
Next Wednesday in the morning

Lets hope the straps are big and strong
Next Wednesday next Wednesday
we don't want anything to go wrong
Next Wednesday in the morning

We're happy now it's sorted out
Next Wednesday next Wednesday
Lets raise our glass without a doubt
To Fernwood Craft in the morning

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

O come on ye Fernwood

Guess what !!! (it was two turtle doves)

Delayed again.......Fernwood still have a problem with the boats they have in the workshop and have had a few staff sickness they aren't as sick as we are!!!

So the new date is now the following week (at sometime), but we are assured before Christmas.

As we have taken the time off anyway, we are going up to see Fernwood on Thursday to find out the situation.

Lets hope we get our present early..

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Twelfth day of Christmas

Well the news so far is that Derwent6 could be moving from Alexander Boats to Fernwood on the 12th December, but that could be two turtle doves or a partridge in a pear tree.

Julia at Fernwood Craft is trying to book the crane and truck for this date, but watch this space for any changes.

We went to the the boat show at London's Earl's court, but have got to say, we were very disappointed. There were only three narrowboats and one wide beam and once again felt that the inland waterways was tucked in the corner, but it did give us the buzz after going on all the boats again.

We felt it was worth it due to the fact we picked up a couple of ideas (more about them later)

After packing all the Christmas decorations up (thinking we were going to get rid of them) in the early part of the year, here we are getting them all out again (good job we didn't sell them).

Will we need them next year??????
Bl**dy hope not !!!!!!