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Ally last won the day on June 3 2014

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  1. Yes, we sank all our shower bases so they were nearly flush to the finished floor. Allowed us to use normal domestic height surrounds too.
  2. Drilling a small hole through also works well
  3. You can buy all the fittings anyway, you just need to order the glass with specified places for the required holes for any fixings,....and be very accurate.
  4. You need to post a couple more comments laundrylady, so you can be pm'd....just reply to a post or two here. Wish there were people doing this everywhere! So here's a question you could reply to. Are you prepared to launder dog blankets/towels?
  5. We used our local glass/double glazing type company for some we needed doing.
  6. Has it reopened again now?
  7. I'm with you recommending Edwardian bedding Co for mattresses, especially split or shaped ones. Had them on both my own boats, plus every boat we built. Super comfy but expensive. ..worth the price though imo
  8. For pullmans, we used to make the back support (pic 1) of the seat that backed on to the main seating area, removable/reversable, so that if you wished to seat people more in the saloon, the dinette seat could be included. The back support was simply slid out of channels in the seat structure, and pushed back into more channels on the opposite side of the seat section, so you could then sit with your back to the table, facing the main saloon.(pic 2) The upright could also be left off, if your overnight guests were fairly tall, so there was no "footboard " at the normal 6ft length. With this arrangement, an optional pull out foot rest for anyone with shorter legs, which also allowed storage.(pic 2) We did some with central drawers under too.(pic 3)
  9. That's the business I was wondering about, but I thought they just had the one boat, didn't realise there was a second.
  10. Indeed the photo is one of our boats...Merryweather. We put these in several boats, including my own, great for keeping bottles cool. We built ventilation into them too.
  11. I thought I knew, but the company I'm thinking of have been trading longer, however another has just sprung to mind, based, I think, at the same place.
  12. The RCD CIN number is made up of the country, builders code, letters of choice, build date (usually interpreted as launch month & year, plus the design date, which could potentially predate the build date by some matter of time, so can cause some confusion of course.
  13. Glad you are ok, and hope you stay that way. No need to repeat the performance, just once gives you the title!
  14. This is where I re-iterate the "take someone knowledgeable with you" bit. Someone who really knows what to look for, and if it's a boat worth having the hull surveyed. You can get a full survey including the inner structures and systems...obviously more expensive. ...but it won't tell you everything by any means. A friend took me along when she was looking for her first boat, I pointed out several issues...all were seconded by the surveyor during a full survey, so she kind of wasted that extra money, a good knowledgeable boater with a keen eye could save you a few surveys and some wasted money. Start networking! !
  15. Yes, quite possible to find one without hook up for example, which means charging via engine or genny and upsetting neighbours, annoying yourself, etc. But depends on the mooring. If you are say, on an online mooring with distant neighbours, not so much of a problem, though if you need 240v, it also means a decent inverter and extra hammering of batteries. So, another question arises....has it got a hook up facility. If you were buying locally to me I'd offer to view some with you (ex boat builder & off grid long term liveaboard ) but my time constraints now don't allow longer trips I'm afraid. Keep asking questions!