Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Finishing Touches

 Today the wiring was reconnected, the cratch board and top plank were refitted and Fraser of AJ Canopies
measured and created a new template for Caxton's much extended cratch cover.  AJ will take approximately two weeks to manufacture the new canopy- we will move out of Braunston in the next few days and then trundle back for the fitting.  Tomorrow we move back on board!

The template in the making.

9 comments:

Slow Pace Crew said...

Congratulations for your re-launch! We hope you enjoy using your extension!! Nb Slow Pace

life afloat on nb tickety boo said...

Wow! I can't get over how quick Caxon's extension took! she looks great, and I agree she looks like she has always been like that. you must be really pleased with the result! I am sure it will be ideal for your two gorgeous labs to laze in the sunshine!

Nb Caxton said...

Thanks Slow Pace, it's good to hear from you, how's things?
Lesley

Nb Caxton said...

Debbie, It's for ME to laze in the sunshine -- though I suspect I will have canine company of course.
Lesley

Jeremiah said...

You're expecting sunshine this summer??

Martin said...

When I first saw what you were having done I couldn't understand why you were extending the hull at that point. Now it's done I see how practical it is - you now have a front yard!! (tented).

Nb Caxton said...

Jeremiah
I have it on order!
Lesley

Nb Caxton said...

Hi Martin
We have lived on board Caxton for what,sixteen months now, and we soon realised that the 4' well deck was too small for our needs. The other pinch point is the dinette but we have plans for that.. This stretch overcomes both the constriction of limited 'outside space' and gives us copious amounts of stoage in the new hold.
Lesley

Slow Pace Crew said...

We have cruised 877 miles & 674 locks since launch - which I don't believe is bad for non liveaboards! Have planned our first trip on the tidal Thames this summer. Nb Slowpace