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#61 andy the hammer

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 09:32 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on the launch of The Maisibert.

All the best with the launch and beyond! Sorry neither of us could make it but we're thinking of you and wishing you all the best. We'll catch up when we're next in the UK and have a belated celebration :angry:

Counting down the days til ours is on the go!



Got back late last night going to post pictures now speak to you soon via E Mail. The score so far Mill wharf 1/2 to Heartwood 1 1/2 Boats:o
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Posted 06 March 2008 - 09:56 PM

The winds dropped to gale force to allow the boat to be put into the water on Monday, after a re adjustment of the ballast we discovered that we have a singing prop which was supplied by the last boat builder and requires replacement.This did not stop us taking her out on Tuesday when we cruised to the Plume of Feathers at Barlaston in Stoke,after completing my first turn in a winding hole I managed to ground the boat on the return journey home, my partner loses her temper because she says I did not give her enough time to re board the boat and decides to walk to the next lock which turned out to be four miles away and then finally we picked up a wheel complete with tyre and tube.After removing the wheel we completed the journey in the dark using Nav. lights.Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 10:01 PM

Got back late last night going to post pictures now speak to you soon via E Mail. The score so far Mill wharf 1/2 to Heartwood 1 1/2 Boats:angry:

??Gorgeous boat!
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:47 PM

Over the Easter weekend we took The Maisibert for a cruise on Cauldon and on our return to Froghall we bump into Granny Buttons.
Wednesday afternoon The Maisibert passes her R.C.D. inspection with flying colours.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 08:57 PM

After completing my first turn in a winding hole I managed to ground the boat on the return journey home, my partner loses her temper because she says I did not give her enough time to re board the boat and decides to walk to the next lock which turned out to be four miles away and then finally we picked up a wheel complete with tyre and tube.After removing the wheel we completed the journey in the dark using Nav.lights.

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Eeeeee that's what its all about! :huh: :)

Congrats :) lovely boat.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 12:15 PM

Eeeeee that's what its all about! :huh: :)

Congrats :) lovely boat.

Yeah, spot on!
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Posted 04 April 2008 - 08:36 AM

The final payment made, last little jobs completed, prop replaced we are ready to cruise The Maisibert from Stoke to the moorings at Northampton this weekend.

It is the end of a long journey from reading the article in the Canal Boat magazine to the boat being completed, not only having a great boat we have made great friends with Maria,Paul and family of Heartwood Narrowboats also Penny and Mic who like us removed their boat from Blisworth over a year ago and at present having their dream completed by Heartwood.
I would like to thank all the people on this Forum who have helped us through this journey.

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:50 PM

Biased??? As if!

Thank you for a fab weekend - having seen her in the 'flesh' and experienced her for a day - I know the piccies don't do her justice. Stunning boat - and lovely running boat! May the twins bump (gently) into each other for many years to come! As you say, the team at Heartwood is proving to be an outstanding outfit/boatfit.

All the best (and still green with envy)! :huh:
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 09:56 AM

It looked alright at Buckby yesterday

Is Dulux Dog yours?
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Posted 16 April 2008 - 06:01 PM

It looked alright at Buckby yesterday

Is Dulux Dog yours?


You should have given us a shout as we have been recognised from people seeing the boat on the forum, the dog belonged to the boat that was moored with us.

The next crew member is still in the making as we are waiting to see if we are going to be the proud owners of a puppy in the next few months.

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 05:57 PM

Biased??? As if!

Thank you for a fab weekend - having seen her in the 'flesh' and experienced her for a day - I know the piccies don't do her justice. Stunning boat - and lovely running boat! May the twins bump (gently) into each other for many years to come! As you say, the team at Heartwood is proving to be an outstanding outfit/boatfit.

All the best (and still green with envy)! :rolleyes:


It was great to have you aboard and when the second twin is born (launched) they will make an impressive sight on the cut.

We will do it again some time.

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 06:10 PM

This is how The Maisibert should have left Blisworth.

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Not like this

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 01:00 PM

This is how The Maisibert should have left Blisworth.

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Not like this

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If the pictures are anything to go by the Maisibert looks a lot better than the last time it sailed past Blisworth, and under its 'own steam' this time! Looks like you towed out two boats, or was this their version of a wide beam?

Congratulations
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Posted 19 April 2008 - 03:56 PM

If the pictures are anything to go by the Maisibert looks a lot better than the last time it sailed past Blisworth, and under its 'own steam' this time! Looks like you towed out two boats, or was this their version of a wide beam?

Congratulations


It was two boats and I have just started a build blog for Intrepid the other boat as the owners are working abroad.

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 07:46 PM

This may be the last entry on the build of The Maisibert as we have now cruised her from Stoke to Northampton and it has recieved a few knocks and bruises so she is a fully fledged canal boat.
We arrived at the Marina on Saturday spending the next few days cleaning her up for the trip to Blisworth Tunnel and to show her off to the old boat builder.
So as full fledged canal boat owners my next postings will be reporting on the cruises we have and all the adventures they hold.

One of first Moorings

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At the Moorings

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 11:30 PM

I thought Iwould have a go at a Youtube video and this is the result.

The Maisibert Reborn

Regards Andy

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 09:02 AM

Can we all just clarify that this boat was not started by Blisworth tunnel Narrowboats or Mill wharf Boat co as the picture implies.

Thankyou, Blisworth tunnel Narrowboats/ Mill wharf Boat co.

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Hope to see you all at Crick 2009, where we will be showing another stunning boat built aroung a 1907 FMC Motorboat "Columbia" built for Kevin Richmond MBE.

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 06:05 PM

Can we all just clarify that this boat was not started by Blisworth tunnel Narrowboats or Mill wharf Boat co as the picture implies.

Thankyou, Blisworth tunnel Narrowboats/ Mill wharf Boat co.

P.S.
Hope to see you all at Crick 2009, where we will be showing another stunning boat built aroung a 1907 FMC Motorboat "Columbia" built for Kevin Richmond MBE.

Regards


Since I started posting to this topic in July 07 you will see that I have not mentioned any company name apart from the company that we signed the contract with, ensured that the current name on the sign has been obscured or out of focus on the photographs posted.
No matter how many name/business changes it will always be a part of the history of The Maisibert that it was started at Blisworth,removed from Blisworth and completed by Heartwood Narrow Boats.
As I am not sure who I am replying to as you have decided not to fill in the profile part of this site and you are the new owner of the business I apologise for inheriting the history, but if not a chameleon changes its appearance to suit its surroundings but inside it is the same creature.

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P.S.

We have joined the R.C.R. ( River Canal Rescue) and they enquired what outstanding warranty we had on our engine, so armed with the knowledge that Beta Marine build engines to order and our WOK number we contacted Beta Marine a few weeks ago and discovered that our engine was tested on the 6/7/05 and was sold to J.M. Clarke Narrowboats which is fine except that we did not sign our contract with J. M. Clarke until the 5/12/05.
So either they were confident we would sign up or this engine was destined for another craft, perhaps that explains why it was set up for 12v instead of 24v as specified?
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Posted 16 September 2008 - 06:13 PM

Hi Andy,

Glad to hear you've finally got your boat to the moorings! Out of interest, how did it originally get from Blisworth to Stoke on Trent?

Ah ignore that one, just watched the vid! :lol:
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 03:55 AM

Can we all just clarify that this boat was not started by Blisworth tunnel Narrowboats or Mill wharf Boat co as the picture implies.

Thankyou, Blisworth tunnel Narrowboats/ Mill wharf Boat co.


Regards


When someone protests so much it gets me thinking, and when I get thinking I get researching. Here is what I found:

The Maisibert build was started by JM Clarke Narrowboats-Director Jason Clarke, when JM Clarke Narrowboats reported 'problems' Jason Clarke offered to complete the build through Blisworth Tunnel Narrowboats (Another Clarke Company).

Now here is the interesting bit. At the time that JM Clarke Narrowboats was reporting problems another company called J&M Clarke Narrowboats Ltd - Director Jason Clarke, came into being!

There appears to have been some sort of problem about the utilisation of a name so close to the original one as the name of the new J&M Clarke Narrowboats was then changed to Mill Wharf Boat Company.

The results of a few hours investigation on the internet. I think the name over the door is probably irrelevant.
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