Time to update.....
The work on my boat is now complete, I can only thank Iolo Lavinder for all his hard work and all the people on this forum that helped me to sort it all out.
I was so lucky in the end as the ex-owner gave enough money for the welding to be completed, and also have a new tiller arm, although Iolo didn't get time to finish this, it's still much better than it was.
I also need to give a shout out to Semington dock, who took us on at short notice as we were supposed to go to Bradford docks but as the canal was closed Semington took me in at very short notice, and have been great since. I would recommend the guys at Semington, Ian, Leb, Jason and Jeff if anyone needs any work done in that area of the world.
As I did not need to use my money for the welding I have been able to get the guys there to do all the other work I needed doing that had taken second place to the welding.
I have had the engine sorted, so no more oil leaks, lift pump problems, over heating, water leaking, yay. I also had the electrics redone as the batteries were not charging properly and i found out the leasure bateries were not connected properly. I then had 2x100 watt solar panels fitted which now means, for the warmer weather at least, i now have all the power i need and no longer sit in the dim light in the evening.
I have changed her name to Thaisa, a very personal and special (and individual!) name, which to me at least, seems to suit my boat better. I will get a sign writer to put her name on properly as soon as my house is sold and I move onto her full time....soon, hopefully soon.
Again Thank you to all the people on this forum who have helped me as I now have a safe boat that i can live on and be happy for a long time.
A very happy Joy x
Edited to say I have put up pictures in the gallery