Sunday, 26 December 2010

Beacon Boats-Niceley mad!!!!

Well after the madness of christmas with Ali's family( very nice i should add), came home on boxing day evening after a horrible drive and sat down to relax. Mobile then went. Who could this be? Well it was Neil from Beacon. Now if your boat builder rings you on Boxing day, what would be your first thoughts? With me, it was some form of disaster. So, with trepidation i listened.....

The bad news is.... Neils motorbike and his power drill have packed up!

This man is totally mad! In a very nice way. He works 24/7. So why had he telephoned me? To ascertain the position of the wall lights.!

You know, that's why we chose Beacon. Slightly mad, but ever so genuine. Just love them. Neil lives to work and is passionate in what he does. Ali is not far behind!


Thursday, 16 December 2010

On the Move

On a very wet, cold day, NB Triskaideka was moved from XR&D to Beacon Boats for fit out.  A big thanks to everyone involved in loading it and all the extra help at Beacon in getting it into the workshop!  We passed the lorry on the A46, really strange to see 'our boat' on a lorry!  Really sorry we couldn't get to XR&D to see it being loaded.
A few pictures below, but more on  including photos of QE3's launch.

one in, one out

Will it fit?

Launch of QE3

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Snowy Visit to XR&D

John made another visit to XR&D today, our roads are still packed ice and although the main roads were clear he came across the same conditions at Boughton.  The lads even had to push him out (in his car) of the ice when he left.  The boat looks great, although with the roads on the Industrial Estate being packed ice the moving of the boat to Beacon is looking doubtful for next Thursday unless we get a massive thaw!  Although we are coping with the -10 + conditions at home, at least we both go to work and have normal temperature's, whilst the lads at XR&D are working in the - temperatures all day - thanks guys really appreciate it!

More photos - including the snow at Boughton Camp, one week on from the snow!