The main activity at the moment is woodworking. Martin is busy crafting every single surface and cupboard, porthole and door. Narrowboats contain an enormous amount of wood. In the hands of a master craftsman, the interior becomes a thing of beauty.
At the same time, there have been developments out back. The engine is now in position:
It doesn’t look that special in the photo, but getting it sitting squarely and aligned in the engine compartment is no mean feat. The electrical panel is in place, and we have our throttle:
It’s hard to see, but there is also a control to the left of the upright in the photo for the bow thrusters. More on them in a future post.
And finally…we have a weed hatch:
Narrow boating would not be complete without the experience of releasing weeds (and other, even more tricky, materials) that get wound around the propellor!