Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Hello Hadar!

When I took the dogs for a walk late afternoon yesterday I spotted a great 70' working boat sitting in the basin at Stourport - relieved that my eyesight was still up to scratch I wondered should I knock and say 'hello'?   I had only ever seen Hadar in passing but as  Keith and Jo are fellow boaty bloggers I took the liberty and tapped on the side and introduced myself, and Floyd and Fletcher of course. 
Best part of an hour later we parted company having covered, boat builders, propellers, loo's, paint, each others cruising plans and watched the shenanigans of Hotel Boats OAK and ASH turning around, spraying all an sundry with his prop wash and shouting instructions at his hapless crew, quite entertaining really..
It was lovely to meet the Hadar crew and the advice on 'compensated' propellers they gave me is being followed up; thank you folks, until next time.....


Paul and Elaine said...

Talking props...there is a company in UK, Propeller Solutions. They have designed the Powerstop propeller (in association with Powertech Propellers) specifically to improve the stopping performance and manoeuvrability of large displacement craft i.e Narrowboats. I have met this chap a few times at a marine trade show in Amsterdam (METS) Doesn't hurt to name drop..His name is Thomas 01258 858784. Use my name Paul Macey from All Marine Spares In Sydney, I know he is trying to get into the Narrow boat market.

Nb Caxton said...

Hi Paul
We met Thomas at the Crick show and had a chat with him. The new boat is going to require a 20:20 prop we believe and Powerstop had only just done their initial casting at this size. We are going speak to them again however (we took his card) and we will mention your name so thank you kindly!

Anonymous said...

I've yet to hear any positive things about Oak and Ash - we haven't been impressed on our few wncounters with them.

Sue, nb Indigo Dream

Nb Caxton said...

We have not encountered Oak and Ash but the reputation goes before them..