This is a record of our travels and experiances as we travel on our narrowboat The Maisibert
The wood is treated in the engine room and Paul has managed to find a space to store the fold up bikes.
Wood is now treated in the bedroom
Corner unit oiled and doors fitted
Lockgate stove completely installed,panels oiled and Finrad cover completed
Handles fitted and units oiled
The windows and portholes are serviced and refitted to the boat
Maria has completed the coach lines on the side panels
Maria paints the panels on the side of the boat ready for lining in maroon
The wardrobe doors in the bedroom have been glazed with mirrors to help create the illusion of space.
The bow doors have been lined and windows fitted
The electrical systems are well under way
Maria has completed the roof just awaiting its non slip coat
Maria painting the final top coat and preparing to paint the side panels in cream
The mooring for The Maisibert are taking shape at Heyford Fields Mariner
Lockgate stove partially installed and holes cut for the windows in the bow doors
The saloon and galley is taking shape
Television unit installed and steps partially made.
Preparations for the installation of the Lockgate stove in the left hand corner of the saloon
Galley nearing completion
Bathroom is nearly completed
Unit over the dressing table in the bedroom is fitted
Toilet and corner basin fitted in the bathroom
Bathroom floor tiles have been laid and looking great
The worktops in the Galley have been edged
Ian has manufactured the bookcase/table.
The inlay is Black American Walnut and the table top is edged in Ash
Paul and Ian have designed the bookcase with lift up table
Maria's been working hard in the bathroom and managed to complete the tiling.
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.
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
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
Galley doors fitted and corner units in the saloon
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
Dressing table partially finished
Bathroom cabinets partly finished, showing tiles selected for the bathroom floor
The Maisibert receives the first coat of undercoat.
Sink is fitted into units awaiting plumbing
Oven , hob and work tops fitted
Galley units and worktops partially fitted
Bulk heads fitted and wardrobes in bedroom partially fitted
Hull sand blasted and painted with the first coat of primer
New flooring ,wiring looms and panels fitted
Base plates treated, new ballast and floor battens fitted.
That looks better!!!
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
Once again we are at Gayton Marina to see the boat lifted