Monday, 5 October 2009

Which boat for us?

Well, from a not terribly productive trip to Gloucester to a very productive trip to the midlands - Nuneaton and Hinkley to be precise. Armed with a few addresses and photos, we blasted up the M1 (after crawling through London as per the usual) to, firstly, a marina in Hinkley where we looked at many boats - settling on one as a strong possibility - the small but perfectly formed Little Witch - and a few other "maybes" - the larger but more tatty Alexandra (ex-rental) and the Anchilla - a good size, but without BSC. Then, off to Trinity Marina outside Nuneaton to view the Lone Wolf - an excellent layout, but quickly not a candidate as Andrew could not stand up inside it!

Finally, we went to Nuneaton proper to view Om Shanti - currently on hard standing and being blacked. This boat ticked lots of boxes - decent size, recent survey and safety certificate, and, though needing some cosmetic work and a calorifier installed (boatyard had already quoted this for the current owner, so we know what we are getting in for) Om Shanti is a good possibility as well.

Plowing on - and still looking.

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