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I havent seen my boat since October sadly, life has been taking over i am afraid. My Dad now 92 is struggling as is my brother, my son is in hospital with a  broken back and my wife's sister died a few weeks ago. Hey ho thats the way it goes but its been a challenging few months. Anyway there will be lots of work to do when I do get on board, the remodelling may have to wait but paintwork will be necessary as will routine maintenance. Thankfully the air cooled engine can be neglected a little…See More
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Birdsnest 28 foot, the oldest wooden Orme?

"Birds nest will be back in water this season 2015 and on show too she is imaculate a credit to my dear ole dad jon wayford marine the only 28 foot ormelite"
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Started by paul pennycook Jan 29, 2014.

Lyin' lo and her fisherboy gearbox 2 Replies

Hi,Finally got Lyin' Lo (formerly peggotty Jai) into the water last weekend at Christleton and coaxed her very ill watermota to take us to our moorings.The engine only runs on three legs (bent push…Continue

Started by Mike Hummerston. Last reply by Mike Hummerston Oct 31, 2013.

Gear box/clutch 4 Replies

I am having trouble with a slipping clutch. I realise that I can adjust it from the very helpful stuff Paul posted, but I am wondering if I have got the right grade of oil. I am using SAE 20, but it…Continue

Started by Jack White. Last reply by dennis howarth Aug 7, 2013.

Water System 6 Replies

Hello, Chrisamy still on the Wey! Does anyone have any ideas on the water system? We have never had hot water although there is a big copper tank under the cooker and loads of bits of pipe. It was…Continue

Started by deena rudolph. Last reply by paul pennycook Jul 23, 2013.

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life get in the way

I havent seen my boat since October sadly, life has been taking over i am afraid. My Dad now 92 is struggling as is my brother, my son is in hospital with a  broken back and my wife's sister died a few weeks ago. Hey ho thats the way it goes but its been a challenging few months. Anyway there will be lots of work to do when I do get on board, the remodelling may have to wait but paintwork will be necessary as will routine maintenance. Thankfully the air cooled engine can be neglected a…

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Posted by paul pennycook on February 15, 2015 at 11:25am

what's left of the summer......

on the whole I think its been a very good summer for boating, personally I havent been out on the canal / river as much as I would have liked due to pressing domestic issues. The first year with 'Escape' has been very much about getting to know the boat, making small improvements and planning larger improvement projects over the winter. So the first week of October Escape will be dry docked at Lower Heyford for a hull survey and re blacking, new anodes etc. I admit to being a little nervous…

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Posted by paul pennycook on September 8, 2014 at 3:12pm

any advice thoughts knowledge

As most of you know I recently bought a ‘sandpiper ’ 39 foot cruiser stern narrowboat with a lister sr2 engine. It has been well looked after and was apparently professionally refitted in the early 1990’s. I believe Sandpiper boats were fitted out at Whilton marina near Northampton, This boat was built in the mid 1970’s and is called Escape. I would like to find out more about the history of Sandpiper boats if anyone has any details. I would also like to re engine the boat; whilst the SR2 is…

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Posted by paul pennycook on July 4, 2014 at 12:16pm

ELMLEA for sale

I am having to sell elmlea, she doesnt have the usual orme interior as she was a shell when we got her, I have used decking to lay down soles and a forepeak area, plywood/composites for the two rear bunks and heads, her engine runs, she steers and she is navigable and reliable as long as you dont push her 1937 austin triton engine too hard, however she is an ongoing work in progress and I am no carpenter hence I am asking £2250 for her ovno, she is moored in thorne and could be navigated to…

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