Monday, 17 December 2007



December 07

The wood is treated in the engine room and Paul has managed to find a space to store the fold up bikes.



December 07

Wood is now treated in the bedroom

Monday, 19 November 2007



November 07

Corner unit oiled and doors fitted



November 07

Lockgate stove completely installed,panels oiled and Finrad cover completed



November 07

Handles fitted and units oiled

Thursday, 15 November 2007



November 07

The windows and portholes are serviced and refitted to the boat

Sunday, 4 November 2007



November 07

Maria has completed the coach lines on the side panels

Thursday, 1 November 2007



November 07

Maria paints the panels on the side of the boat ready for lining in maroon

Monday, 29 October 2007



October 07

The wardrobe doors in the bedroom have been glazed with mirrors to help create the illusion of space.



October 07

The bow doors have been lined and windows fitted



October 07

The electrical systems are well under way



October 07

Maria has completed the roof just awaiting its non slip coat



October 07

Maria painting the final top coat and preparing to paint the side panels in cream

Sunday, 28 October 2007

October 07

The Maisibert comes to life.
video

Thursday, 25 October 2007

October 07

The Maisibert has its first review

A Member from the Canals and Boats forum paid a visit to Heartwood Narrowboats and posted a report on the website.

You can see the full report in the boat builders section by clicking on the Boats and Canals link at the bottom of this page

Wednesday, 17 October 2007



October 07

The mooring for The Maisibert are taking shape at Heyford Fields Mariner


October 07
The Maisibert is waiting for Maria to complete the final coat of blue paint


October 07

Lockgate stove partially installed and holes cut for the windows in the bow doors

Wednesday, 3 October 2007



October 07

The saloon and galley is taking shape



October 07

Television unit installed and steps partially made.

Preparations for the installation of the Lockgate stove in the left hand corner of the saloon





October 07

Galley nearing completion



October 07

Bathroom is nearly completed

Sunday, 23 September 2007



Sept 07

Unit over the dressing table in the bedroom is fitted



September 07

Toilet and corner basin fitted in the bathroom



September 07

Bathroom floor tiles have been laid and looking great

Sunday, 16 September 2007



September 07

The worktops in the Galley have been edged



September 07

Ian has manufactured the bookcase/table.

The inlay is Black American Walnut and the table top is edged in Ash



Setember 07

Paul and Ian have designed the bookcase with lift up table

Wednesday, 12 September 2007



September 07

Maria's been working hard in the bathroom and managed to complete the tiling.

Friday, 7 September 2007



September 07

The Maisibert has found a new home, last weekend we booked moorings at Heyford Fields Marina.

It is situated on the Grand Canal and offers lock free cruising between Stoke Bruerne and Buckby locks.

Monday, 3 September 2007



September 07

Galley and saloon units almost have their doors fitted.

Cannot wait to see Paul and Ians interpretation for the fold up table/bookcase and corner unit for the TV, D.V.D. etc



September 07

Ian has worked his magic and created this door between the bathroom and bedroom.

Note how he has matched the grain on the arch of door and door frame


September 07
Start of another month and we pay our first visit of the month to Stoke.
Paul and Ian on the left of the picture have done us proud and Pauls partner who took the photograph has been working hard on preparing the hull for another coat of paint

Monday, 27 August 2007





August 07

Galley doors fitted and corner units in the saloon




August 07

Maria and Paul visited us this weekend and bought some photographs of the current work carried out.

This picture shows the bath panel designed and manufactured by Ian their son

Sunday, 19 August 2007



August 07

Dressing table partially finished



August 07

Bathroom cabinets partly finished, showing tiles selected for the bathroom floor

Sunday, 5 August 2007



August 07

The Maisibert receives the first coat of undercoat.


August 07
Galley units fitted and doors in progress

Tuesday, 24 July 2007



July 07

Sink is fitted into units awaiting plumbing



July 07

Oven , hob and work tops fitted



July 07

Photo of the cross bed showing the slide mechanism,head board and side storage

Sunday, 15 July 2007



July 07

Galley units and worktops partially fitted


July 07
Cross bed partially made with calorifier fitted




July 07

Bulk heads fitted and wardrobes in bedroom partially fitted

Monday, 25 June 2007






June 07


Hull sand blasted and painted with the first coat of primer



June 07

New flooring ,wiring looms and panels fitted



May 07

Base plates treated, new ballast and floor battens fitted.

That looks better!!!

Sunday, 3 June 2007


April 07

We decide to remove the panels and wood work, also discovering problems with the floor we decide to remove the floor as well.

We may have needed a little help to trim the ballast.



On arrival we find that all the panels and wood work are effected by mould.

Things can only get better


Delivery to Heartwood Narrowboats

Saturday, 19 May 2007




February 07

Once again we are at Gayton Marina to see the boat lifted