Category: Boat Painting

More painting

We were back at Rose Narrowboats yesterday to see the progress that Paul (the painter, not me) had made with repainting our narrowboat. Paul had finished the two layers of primer and applied the...

Homewards along the Coventry Canal

We’re heading home with our repainted Waterway Routes Narrowboat. The sunshine looks nice but it was bitterly cold. There was a sprinkling of snow on the boat this morning and it took until nearly lunchtime...

Repainted Waterway Routes Narrowboat

We left Rose Narrowboats this morning with our newly repainted Waterway Routes Narrowboat. A few days ago it was behind those green doors in the paint shed.  Paul (the painter) has finished his hard...

More Gloss Coats

Further progress with repainting our boat, visible during two recent visits. Last week I saw the first gloss coat rubbed down and the second gloss coat being applied.  The name panel looks shiny with...

First Top Coat

I was back at Rose Narrowboats again yesterday, to see even more progress with repainting our narrowboat. The bows, which looked shiny in my last post because the undercoat was wet have been sanded...

More painting

While our boat is out of the water the hull is being blacked, with parts of it already done.  The anodes are approaching the end of their life and won’t last until the next...

A busy day

Thursday was a busy day as I went by train and bus to Rose Narrowboats to see progress with repainting our boat. The first few photos are from my previous visit. Most of it...

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Repainting

I visited Rose Narrowboats yesterday to see progress as our boat was prepared for re-painting.  The preparations are well under way. The mains input socket was fitted in the roof at the side of the...

Rose Narrowboats

I cruised to Rose Narrowboats yesterday afternoon, ready for a prompt start this morning, and moored opposite their base on the Oxford Canal, between Hawkesbury Junction and Rugby. We are heading into the paint shop...