Apr 2 2007, 01:44 PM
Since we got the boat we havent been able to securely close the rear (main) doors when we are inside.
But NOT any more! this weekend there was drilling, a little bit of cursing and then a triumphant jumping up and down after bolting the doors closed for the first time.
Theres one mother-dandy of a bolt replacing the old wobbly job from before plus a nice locking yale bolt too. A herd of small elephants could go rushing at the doors now and they wouldnt budge.
Now if only we could find a 40mm spanner we might get the boiler back in action and have some hot water....
theres a paucity or decent spanner shops around the Staines area. in fact theres a lack of anything of any great interest around Staines so I dont think I will miss that town when we move on.
The neighbours however, despite their general oddness and foibles are turning into quite nice people. I just wish the marina didnt use such pokey pontoons so we have to be moored so close together.
there seems to be a few spaces appearing so if someone is looking for a no questions asked residential mooring, you may well be in luck.