Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Dry dock required for liveaboard?

We are looking for a covered dry dock that will allow us to black Caxton's hull and continue to live aboard - any ideas folks?

15 comments:

Amy said...

Try Caggy's yard in Brum - we stayed on board the Duck while we blacked it a couple of years ago.

Anonymous said...

Stourport on Severn has a dry covered dock.

Nev Wells said...

Lesley,

Shobnall marina/boat services on the T&M at Burton on trent allow you to stay aboard whilst blacking. They even supply power for you to use a small heater as you cannot use your stove whilst in the dock.

You go in Friday PM they drain down and they jetwash the boat bottom then leave you friday night sat and Sun to do as many coats as poss.

Nev

Ann/Kev said...

Hi Both,
There is a covered dry dock which allows (as far as we are aware)you to stay on board at our marina at Crick, check it out, have a good christmas
Kev & Ann (nb 4evermoore)

Captain Ahab said...

Sherborne Wharf have just leased and refurbished the old Hockley Port dry dock - they are looking for custom - have you tried them?

Starman said...

Streethay (on the Coventry) has a covered slip and plenty of owners stay on their boats while having them blacked or doing diy blacking. It's pretty busy but might be worth a call 01543 414808.

Paul (from Waterway Routes) said...

We use Caggy's at Tipton on the New Main Line about 1/2 mile below the locks.

They will do a pressure wash and black it for you, or just the pressure wash if you want to black it yourselves.

We lived aboard and plugged into the electric while we blacked our own bottom.

It's not completely covered, which helps the drying between coats, but it can be a little draughty.

http://www.waterscape.com/services-directory/3879/caggy-stevens-boatyard-private-moor

Anonymous said...

Hi Lesley

MGM at Thurmaston, where we are having Chance built has a dry dock/ ramp to bring the boat out, they would certainly let you stay on it whilst it is out of the water.

Hope all well with you. Doug

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Brian and Diana on NB Harnser http://nbharnser.blogspot.com said...

Braunston bottom lock do a weekend DIY deal where you can live aboard. Debdale do a lift out.

Bruce in Sanity said...

Canal cruising at Stone are very accommodating.

ATB

Bruce

Jill and Graham said...

http://www.kingfishernarrowboats.co.uk/dry-dock-services.html

Anonymous said...

What about Stourport- we have always stayed on board whilst in dry dock. Keep warm and safe.
Dot -nb Bimble.

nb piston broke said...

Joe I now have the pully in my sticky hands its only taken them 14 weeks to give it back to me I will hold it for you till we meet up again Regards Paul

Elsie said...

Hi Both,

We lived aboard when we blacked NB Bendigedig at the BW Ellesmere Dry dock on the Llangollen Canal. Hired a petrol pressure washer and step up to change 110 power in dry dock to 230 AC so we could use heater and keep batteries charged.

Regards Elsie

Brenda Scowcroft said...

We lived on ours while having the bottom blacked at the top of Tardibigge Locks through Lyons Boatyard, Shirley