Sunday, 24 April 2011

A few more pictures.

We are finally back at home after a lovely week up at the boat. The weather has been, and still is, amazing. Here are a few more pictures of “Chance’s” progress.

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Front doors all finished and trimmed. The headlights are still to be fitted – the wires can be seen either side of the front doors.


Shower surround and thermostatic controls all fitted.


Toilet is in place and touch controls for the flush are on the side of the sink unit.  There are four options on the type of flush! – evening classes start next week!

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Rear steps from the bedroom to the rear deck. The bottom step slides in and out to give more space inside if needed.  Storage as well inside the steps.

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The bed is now built and just awaiting its mattress and the wardrobe is just awaiting its doors.

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Cupboards above the bed are all made, just awaiting all the doors to be made.

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The rear deck at present -  the porthole has been fitted in the rear door. The wood seating rail to go around the stern is next on the list.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

We are still up at MGM!!

We have been here unexpectedly all week, but plan to return home today, its been lovely seeing so many boats pass on the River Soar to Thurmaston Lock by the boatyard, sadly its still not our turn yet!

But we do now have a wonderful cream leather sofa dinette, which converts into a double bed for guests.

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We are thrilled with the results, MGM have done an amazing job, it matches the two recliner chairs we have brought, and is sooooo comfortable.

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The Stove and chimney is all fitted now, we have been able to help out with a few jobs this week, cleaning the tiles in the galley and bathroom and lacquering some of the woodwork.

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The oven and grill is fitted as well as the gas hob.


The fridge freezer is also now in place. as well as the washing machine. Which is awaiting its doors to cover it, these are now all being made for the entire boat as its one of the last things to do.


I will try and post some more pictures when we get home, but not too long to go now!!

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

A “Chance” meeting with Captain Ahab!!

We are currently staying up at MGM, for a few days as Chance is nearing its completion in the next few weeks, and who should pass the yard?  Andy and Belle on Wand’ring Bark.


Belle very kindly made us tea and let us try one of her wonderful homemade heart shaped spiced muffins!!! which where very tasty, (cooked in her new oven!) as we helped them through the lock at Thurmaston.  After going aboard Wand’ring Bark, they then walked across to MGM to see "nb Chance”  It was great to meet you both and we hope to meet up again soon for that glass or two of wine!!!! 

Saturday, 16 April 2011

A few days in the Isle of Wight

We have just arrived home after 4 days on the Isle of Wight in our motorhome. 

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We go over often for the day but it was lovely to spend a few days travelling around the Island at leisure and luckily the weather was good to us as well.

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We walked up Tennyson Down to the monument near Freshwater which we have always wanted to do, and then went onto the Needles Old Battery.

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With a fantastic view of the needles out to sea.

We also met up with one of Doug’s old school friends who he hasn’t seen for over 25 years, as she happens to live on the Island. Thanks for a great evening guys at the Wight Mouse!

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Dave (Sian’s Partner), Sian and James back at the motorhome.

Sadly this will probably be the last trip we will have in the motorhome as we have decided to sell it as we will soon have the narrow boat to cruise on. So if anyone may be interested in a 4 berth, 6 year old motorhome, please get in touch! 006

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Top paint job!

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‘Chance’ is now looking superb in the final top coat.  The lovely Josher style bow , beautifully designed and crafted by MGM and Ken Martin, looks so good!  MGM say they still have to polish it yet!

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The front doors now have their wooden trims and windows.  It will be taken out of the water soon for final blacking and  fitting of the bow thruster grills.

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The brown paper protection was peeled back for us to take these pics.

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The stern is as shiny as the front.  The large hole in the counter is one of the rear deck drainage points. 

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