Monday, 4 June 2012

Just back from Crick Boat Show

Well at least we chose the right day because the weather was reasonably kind. As always The Crick Show was great. This year we were not looking at boats to buy but for those little extras and fittings that will finish La Licorne and make it well and truly our special boat. We bought a brolley mate to keep me dry and out of the sun if that ever returns, and a Prop Mate to make clearing the weed hatch that much easier. Judith wanted two Turtle mats to keep both ends clean and we got some that say Please Wipe your feet in signal flags. Also I caught up with Steve from Willow Wren Training and booked the Diesel Maintenance Course and the VHF Course and Exam for July, as though I haven't got enough to do with the OU course that will hopefully lead to a Degree in Criminology and the F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone.

I had useful talks with BetaMarine, General Ecology, Yelvertoft Marina, the IWA, B&MKWT, Irish Waterways, and so many more exhibitors. I must talk soom to Cabincare about the side hatch, Kinver Canopies about the tourneau cover, Craftmaster Paints about some UM01 ultramarine blue, and EliteFurnishers about the roller blinds.

Well La Licorne is going to be our homes for many weeks/months each year so we have to get it right. Even Tescos have been helpful reducing the price of the photo posters, we I have ordered 4 of the 16 x 20 inch posters from my photo collection that will fit the empty frames in the boat.

Definetly time to Splice the Mainbrace.

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