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Portishesd To Gravesend For Charity

15 July 2013 - 09:31 PM

Hi All


We were out at the weekend and shared a lock with a charity canoe event at Semington.  These two guys are going from Portishead to Gravesend by canoe via the Bristol Avon, K and A to Reading and down the Thames through London to their destination.




They looked tired but were still cheerful when we saw them yesterday, I don't envy them in this heat.


If you see them they would appreciate a few coins in their collection tin.




David and Ann

Leaking chimney on multi fuel stove

08 January 2013 - 01:27 PM


We had our NB built last year and collected it in the summer, we are currently in a marina and have recently noticed trickles of water running down the chimney, this has caused a little rust at the base of the chimney. My husband queried this with the company who installed the the stove and was told that this is a common thing and that we have to reseal(externally) on a regular basis, they recommended the type of sealant to use.

I'm wondering if this info is correct or has the stove not been fitted correctly? Any advice would be most welcome.


At last ....

02 August 2012 - 02:51 PM


We've been waiting for our NB to be built and fitted out and have been told we can pick up next Wednesday from Lymm to take to Devizes, so far so good, then hubby was told he couldn't get the time off work because of the games, he had to put in an appeal to the 'Gods' even though his boss was happy about it. Just found out this afternoon that they have reconsidered and now give permission, yeahhhhhhh.

Can't wait, I'm so excited, we shall be living on it shortly and then will CC after Christmas some time.


Gang Plank

07 April 2012 - 04:53 PM


My husband has just bought two rubber topped decking boards from B & Q to join together and make a gang plank, should do the trick and at only 12.98 each it makes it nice and cheap. He will attach strips of wood to the back to make a ladder. See link:



Looking forward to our NB for 2012

05 January 2012 - 06:02 PM

We paid our deposit to Cheshire Boats (Lymm) on Tuesday for a semi trad NB :cheers: :clapping: It's a sail away with extras, we're so excited and can't wait, should be ready by the end of June. We've got a place booked at Caen Hill Marina in Devizes so that we can finish her before eventually becoming CCs.

The boat will be blacked and undercoated so we will have to find someone to paint her - any recommendations? Will be looking at having it done around Lymm or down towards the Midlands before taking her home to Devizes.

Ann & David