Wednesday, October 04, 2006

To the Galley and Beyond

Yesterday was my turn to visit Bath Narrowboats on my own! On my way back from “up country” – a Cornish expression for any place north of the River Tamar. Eyes up, this is the road bridge over the Tamar that keeps Cornwall attached to the mainland– I called in to see the latest progress on Epiphany. Of course I had the camera with strict instructions to photograph everything, move over David Bailey – not! Some of them may be repeats, but it is better to make sure.

As you can see Epiphany was in shrouds. Only to mask the coachwork whilst the rails are painted fire red.

Internally the galley is progressing now. The cupboard and drawer carcasses are in with spaces for sink, hob, oven and tray/tea towel slot. The work surface, sink and sink mixer tap were delivered just as I was leaving. The larder fridge and freezer are in place. The microwave hole is still there! The houdini hatch in the galley is fitted.

Moving to the saloon our “computer cupboard” is in, complete with a clever drawer for A4 paper using otherwise wasted space. The hole for the chimney of the multi fuel stove was cut whilst I was there and I am looking forward to seeing the Morso squirrel stove in situ with the slate plinth and surround. The port shelving has begun and watch this space for the design of these progressing to incorporate a small table to port, and TV to starboard.

Moving to the stern, we tried the height of the swan neck and tiller arm, crucial for me at 5 foot 6 inches and BJ at 6 foot five inches – we both need to be able to steer comfortably as we share this, and the locks too!


  1. "Oggy Oggy Oggy, Oi, Oi, Oi!

  2. I like the sentiment!


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