Thursday, December 28, 2006

Santa's Grotto

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

The battens were hung in the boat with such care, In hopes that the sprayers soon would be there;

The builders were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of Lorimar sailed in their heads.

When down at the workshops there arose such a clatter, they sprang from their beds to see what the matter.

Away to the window they flew like a flash, tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The spray foamers are here they shouted with glee,

to make Lorimar warm and cozeeeeee!

In a flash they started with only one motto,
we're experts at turning your boat into a grotto.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Battening is finished

Just had some more pics. sent by Maria & Paul at Heartwood of Lorimar pre spray foaming to-morrow, as you can see the battening is finished and the spray foamers should arrive in the morning, Mia has promised some pics. of the spray foaming so I will post them as soon as they arrive.

Progress seems to be great and it's nice now things are finally starting to take shape.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

I wanted to get involved with the build without being too much of a pain, but my theory is if it goes on the boat then I need to know where it is and how it comes off for fixing later on in Lorimars life,

so I talked to Paul any chance of helping says I, not a problem the overalls are over there says He,

and that was that I spent the next 3 days passing ballast through the window "how many bricks are you sure" then fitting the base floor and battening the sides and roof,

sure is starting to take shape now and I have heard from Paul today letting us know that the inspector has been down and no issues there, the wiring loom chap has been in and measured and is being created as I type, the loom that is, not the chap, and Lee sanitation have called to measure up our toilet system all this should arrive 2nd. week in Jan.

Oh yes and the engine the green goddess Beta marine 43 arrived safe and sound and what a thing of beauty, ok. ok. so I'm a bit of a saddo, but just have a look at the pics,

anyway that's all for now,

everybody out there have a safe and wonderful Christmas.

Lorimar Sails

Lorimar sails but only in the air,
She arrived at the Heartwood workshops on Thursday afternoon and then it was all hands on deck, firstly to get her into the workshops but that was a well oiled trick "I think they may have done that before" says I, then to get her positioned against the full length of the back wall so Paul would have plenty of workshop room.
At 58 foot she just fits with room to walk around the bow and stern.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Hull Update

Nearly forgot to post the new pictures sent by the builders

Moving Day

Today we officially became homeless,
up early and vans loaded and everything either into storage or sent to the boat builders ready for going aboard Lorimar,
I loaded and transported while Lorain worked her little socks off packing all the things that just couldn't be packed until the last minute and then cleaned the house from top to bottom and the only moan at the end of the day was that she had not had time to clean the windows, "but you only did em last week " says I, yes but they could have done with a last clean.
I'am sure not everybody moves into a house so clean it's like a brand new pin.
She even had me hose down all the block paving before we finally locked the door for the final time.
So we are sitting here tonight in the caravanette cream crackered but happy, the girls (Deefer & Daisy) don't know what to make of it all and I think they keep expecting to go home but you just can't make a dog really understand you that well.
Anyway just a few lines to keep the blog updated got to go and crack open a bottle of red to celebrate.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Semi Trad coming on, still the front bulk head to be fitted.

Hull taking shape

More pictures arrived from the builders today and the lumps of steel are really starting to take shape now,

You can almost see it's a narrow boat at last, LOL