Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Signs of the Times

First sight of the quality of sign writing is on these mooring boards, which we will use to mark Epiphany’s moorings, possibly not in the marina but if ever we have line moorings or other appropriate moorings. It also gave the sign writer a chance to practice and us to correct the size of star we want!

The paintwork by Alan at Bath Narrowboats is of a very high standard and Epiphany certainly has a glossy look! However once on the cut we expect scratches and wear and tear and so will try to look after the paintwork. Having said that we are not boaters who are “precious” about the paintwork and will not continually fuss about the appearance of our boat! We will not be following the “Braunston law” – see Steve Haywood’s very funny article in Novembers Canal Boat.

The galley is still developing, we will be able to cook and wash up, and the hob will complete the set with the work surface fitted on the port side too.

Black slate was our choice for the stove surround, we have it at home on the hearth and it looks great. I have to say though that to keep it looking good it needs to be washed down occasionally. Some boats we have seen have tiles – the grouting/cracks can be hard to keep clean – we had them on Twelfth Night and ash and cinders were trapped there. Each to his own though!

Once again our thanks must go to Jon Langley for keeping us up to date with photos of progress. We have a trip up again soon and then …….. The next time will probably be launch day – not long to go now, this clock is ticking!


  1. Hi there

    Thought you may like to know that all your links in the 10th October update come up with:

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    All the best


  2. Problem rectified, apologies everyone!


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