Wednesday, 24 December 2008
Thursday, 18 December 2008
Bulkhead from bathroom to bedroom
The 'all important' khasi!
No more curries, chillis or kebabs for us then!
Or this will be full before we know it!
After we'd had a good look around we set of for the tile supplier - we chose the galley tiles, and also the bathroom tiles - unfortunately we left the camera in Beacon's workshop so we unable to take any photos of our choices, but will post them at a later date when they have been delivered. While we were having another coffee and a chat with Ali and Neil, an Aquafax delivery van arrived with the oven, hob, boat-hook and pole, freezer and various other bits and pieces. We will be going up again early in the New Year - I think it's about time that they had some time off, so we won't expect too much progress. although knowing Neil he'll be beavering away long before the rest of us have recovered from the festivities!
Sunday, 7 December 2008
Ali kindly took these photos for me and emailed them as we won't be able to get down again for a look until the week after next - thanks Ali.
Foaming in progress - looks like the blizzard that the north of England suffered on Thursday!
Sunday, 30 November 2008
Looking towards the stern
Looking towards the bow
XR & D's hull number
Monday, 24 November 2008
I spoke to Neil at Beacon on Saturday - he says that the battening is almost finished, and the ballast and sub-floor is down. We will be finalizing the electrics this week, and will probably go up again next Saturday for a look - I will ask Ali to send me a couple of photos meantime.
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Merryweather waiting patiently
Don't drop it now or we'll have a double decker!
Windsong was then craned up, and also swung around through 180 degrees onto the rollers that had just been vacated - this time they got the balance right first time
A bit more
Just about there
They all did a grand job in such tight confines - you could tell they'd done it before! Thanks guys and gals!
After another cup of coffee, and another stage payment made, we were on our way for a McDonald's Sausage and Egg Mc Muffin - that's blown the diet again then!
Considering that we did no work at all this morning, by the time we got home again just after 11am we were exhausted - pity Rog had to go to work this afternoon! We shall be up again within a couple of weeks to ok the wiring setup before the foam insulation is sprayed so watch this space - things will really start moving now!
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Almost ready to go now. The move to Beacon Boats for the fitout will be on Tues 18th November. Unfortunately, it looks like Rog won't be able to get the day off so it will be up to me to go and record the occasion for posterity. I'm not very good with a camera (either behind it or in front of it!) so I think I'll just take loads of photos and hope that there are one or two that are fit to go on the blog. Watch this space....
We think that the little Cornish 'piskie' is absolutely beautiful, and we are planning to ask Sheila to paint something similar on Windsong - not sure what yet, but we have some ideas floating around! You'll just have to wait and see....
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
The shell of the grand boat Windsong should be moving to Beacon Boats around the middle of November. The fit out will then commence.
We hope to be able to be there for the arrival and get some photos to record the event
Saturday, 11 October 2008
'Superbuilder' Gaz almost managed to avoid being photographed this time!
Chris & Lee - Lee is not in overalls because he's recovering from a back injury and only allowed to do things like paperwork and make tea
After leaving XR & D we then went to Beacon of a 'fix' and to have a look at the progress of their current boat, 'Merryweather'. This is also nearly finished, and will be out of the workshop soon to make room for 'Windsong'. Sheila from S.A.B. Signs has made a superb job of the boat name, with a gorgeous little Cornish 'piskie' sitting on a toadstool underneath. Unfortunately, we forgot to get a photo before we left but will try to get Ali to take one and email it to me. Sheila will also be painting our boat name, and I am now desperately trying to think of a picture that we can use to do her beautiful artwork justice - all ideas will be most welcome!