Monday, 14 January 2013



Just in case your interested & feeling flush!!!

This boat side panel is for auction at a U S Auction house in Maine –30th Jan.  Estimate $500.

Prompts the obvious question how/ why the US. An interesting story here perhaps. From the registration No – anyone know the boat?

Monday, 7 January 2013

Hiring on the Trent & Mersey in 1951.

cruising 1951 heiress mag

The ‘Dabchick’  was hired from Stone in 1951 for a weeks cruising. Fourteen foot long with a two stroke engine she was capable of being fully enclosed overnight although the two women who hired her chose to camp alongside the canal, the hire price including tent and primus stove. Cost for a weeks hire £8.50.!!!!     Source ‘Heiress’ magazine –May 1951.