Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Out on the town with the Debdale crew

Whilst making the bed yesterday morning there came knock on the side of the boat - peering out through the porthole I found we had a visitor in the form of Paul Balmer of Nb Waterway Routes.  Paul was off to fit a new battery charger to his boat and promised to call back later.  I then walked the dogs and Joe went off to look around the shopping district and no sooner had I got back then another knock on the side of the boat announced the arrival of Adam and Adrian, the Debdale crew.  This was the first sortie, we had also arranged to go out for a meal in the evening while they were in Brum.   Paul Balmer called back later as promised and he an Joe talked of electric propulsion and axium props and taxation...

L-R Adrian, Me and Adam
It was mad rush then to get ourselves across to Nb Debdale for pre dinner drinks with Adam, Adrian, Jill and Graham before heading off to find a suitable eatery.


L-R Adrian, Me, Adam, Graham and Jill
During the course of this socialising somehow Joe and I volunteered, or were press ganged, into an early morning jaunt down the Farmers Bridge locks crewing for Debdale - beware the Pinot I say

6 comments:

bob said...

... and the Cab
... and the Zin

Captain Ahab said...

And your conclusion about Axiom props?

Nb Caxton said...

Well said Bob...

Nb Caxton said...

Andy
Axiom prop - conclusion is that there is a lot of subjective 'evidence' in support of the makers claims but no sound proper trial data. Why?
Lesley

Captain Ahab said...

Im curious when someone develops a new version of an very established product and claims a significant improvement. I find it hars to see why the design should be materially better and would be interested to hear the views of a user.
Andy

Nb Caxton said...

Andy
Sorry. My 'why' was not referring to your interest in Axiom's but rather WHY hadn't Axiom run scientific trials to substantiate their claims. NB.Derwent6 has had an Axiom fitted from the get go and I understand that No Problem is trying one out.
regards
Lesley