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Monday, 3 January 2011

I thought you deserved some pictures today for following our blog daily, so here we go!

There was a little bit of 'cat ice' on the canal this morning, as you can see from the picture below. That's one of our hire boats on the left, Phantom. She is due on the dock on Wednesday for blacking and her winter maintenance to commence - let's just hope that the cold weather holds off long enough! The blue boat on the right is one of the boats that we have recently sold. Boats are still selling slowly and we sold an amazing five during the month of December. To view a full list of the boats that we currently have for sale see

The Boat Safety examiner has been to put a certificate on Staverton and Paul's busy with some bits and busy that the surveyor picked up on. She is another boat that we have for sale at the moment. Staverton was built by Simon Wain and Steve Priest of Brinklow Boat Services back in 1998 for the present owner. She is a replica of a Fellows, Morton and Clayton motor boat dating from the 30s and is a real treasure. I really hope that she goes to a good home soon - she certainly deserves it. Click here for a PDF link to the full colour brokerage brochure.

Mick's still busy with Ember's electrics whilst Lee is making a superb job, transforming her with a splendid new paint job. Our signwriters going to start putting his brush strokes on later in the week, so hopefully her paintwork will be completed by next weekend. There's just the woodwork to finish off then, carpet the floor and commission all of the systems and she will be ready for being put to work this season.

We have had some new diesel display boards made, as one of the previous boards was blown away when we had some strong winds, some months ago. I had to capture the picture below and send it to Simon yesterday. I had to chuckle to myself, as I could imagine his face when he saw it! If only it were true??

Obviously we are not selling diesel at 9ppl. The price of diesel keeps creeping up. Hopefully it will stop fluctuating soon. We've had to put ours upto 74.9, but I'm hoping (for one!) that it will come back down once this cold weather has finally gone.

Well that's about it for today.

Over to Simon tomorrow.



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