Friday, 19 November 2010

Its Been A Expensive Week

I am determined to buy as much as possible before the VAT rate rises in January.  

This week I had to pay my engine and bowthruster and all other parts for the movement & steering of the boat.  That was the big one!  I have also ordered the Victron Multiplus inverter charger, the bathroom, including the shower, toilet and tanks, cabinets and big heated towel rail.  The Mikuni was also paid for this week and was delivered today.

We have decided on the kitchen and just waiting for the quote for that.  Screwfix have done well this week as also.  75m of 15mm speedfit pipe 25m of 22mm pipe and a big bag of fittings.

I have also order a fair bit of "extras" from the Vetus catalogue.  And finally I have been told the oak window frames are ready and need to be paid for.

Phew.  I was going out for a drink, but can't afford it now ;-)


  1. Since most of what you bought was related to the word MARINE I can well imagine that you don't have enough for a drink.

    I have a boat so can relate. :))

    Bill Kelleher

  2. It'll be worth it in the long run Kev. Hang in there!


  3. Hi Bill & Rick

    I can see the end of it now. There's a lot to do still but I now I have about 90% of the stuff to finish I can visualise it in place. Its the little bits that take up disproportionate time.

  4. Yeah, fiddly bits. I hate fiddly bits! They're usually expensive and take a lot of time to get right.

    It's our dream to have our boat shipped over to your side of the Atlantic someday so we can do some canal boating. If we can ever get hooked up I'll buy you that drink!

    Yours Aye!


  5. Rick. It would probably be better to hire one over here. Our canals are in a poor state of repair, shallow and narrow. A narrowboat is really the best (IMO) craft to do this.