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In 1977 we hired our first narrowboat from Anglo Welsh at Market Harborough.From that moment our destiny was set. In 2006 we finally purchased our own brand new 57' narrowboat which we named 'Free Spirit'. Our aim is to travel the length and breadth of all the navigable rivers and canals of the UK. This will be our story as it unfolds.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

How difficult is it to place a bit of wood??

I've had the boat to myself for the best part of the day. Ian's been in the workshop making the partition wall but before he went we had the grand unveiling of the shower door.

This gave me good oppertunity to do the most important job in readiness for Christmas. Rack off the Sloe Gin! 6 full bottles and 2 bottles of Sloe Vodka. Never made Sloe Vodka before so looking forward to sampling that. Smiley

When Ian returned with the partition board both of us kept fingers crossed that we could get it through the back cabin door and into the boat. We needn't have worried because it went in with ease but getting it into the bathroom was a different matter. The usual straight walls and high ceilings of a house is non excistant in a boat, what with the sloping roofline and tumble on the walls. With our ceiling height being a shade under 6' at it's highest point, we struggled to get it upright and failed miserably. Then we took it into the galley and had better success in raising it up. Maneuvering towards the bathroom we found that, because of the larder cupboard being in the middle of the boat, we couldn't get enough height to slide it under the beading on the roof line. So Ian stripped the bottom molding from the partition and with a lot of gentle nudging and pulling, got it past the beading and through the bathroom door and into place. Such a relief and now we know the partition went in, the shower door should be a doodle being that bit smaller.....height wise. The plumbing will be next followed by the shelves. Ian is hoping to get that finished tonight. Then if all goes well, the vinyl will be stuck on tomorrow. We may finally see the beginning of a light at the end of the tunnel.

Room for 5 shelves.

Looks a bit small but the tray is 800 wide.

And while waiting for the gin to filter through the local Kingfisher arrived and sat on the ECP&DA sign. You know me I just had to grab a photo.....or two......or three.......or four etc etc.


Diane and Ray said...

We are loving watching the progress of your bathroom conversion and Ray is tempted to remove our bath too, but I do love taking a bath @ nb Ferndale

Ian and Irene Jameison said...
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Ian and Irene Jameison said...

I too love taking a bath and do so at every opportunity, but only if it is a proper size. The bath we had was great for washing the dog and acting as a glorified shower tray but if I had tried to sit down in it, Ian would have had to hire a crane to get me out.

(: Xxxxx

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