Monthly Archives: February 2017

Welcome

I love reading about other people’s historic boats, delving into their past histories and following their adventures, trials and tribulations today, so it seemed only fair to reciprocate and offer up some of my burblings for posterity. I hope you … Continue reading

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Third time lucky

Just a quick post while I remember this. If you’ve been paying attention you’ll recall that Enceladus was, rather curiously, offered for sale via Whilton Marina. We were the third people to view. The previous two were both looking at … Continue reading

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The most expensive dinner ever

Horace Walpole coined the word ‘serendipity’ back in 1754. Defined as a “fortunate happenstance” or “pleasant surprise” it’s the perfect word to describe our Enceladus purchase. Cheers, Horace. You see, we weren’t looking to buy a historic boat. Actually, let … Continue reading

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The devil is in…

Just picking up the theme of my last post, about the consummate detail pursued by those clever chaps at Brinklow…I’m simply going to to share a few more photos that illustrate the point.    

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Out and about in 2017

My fundamental belief as a narrowboater has always been ‘it’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you do with it that counts’. We’re very much of Ratty’s persuasion in the Wind of the Willows (“Believe me, my young friend, there … Continue reading

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Hooked on detail

There are lots of little touches on Enceladus that really – pardon pun – float my boat. And it’s clear just by looking at them in situ and at photos that charted their progress that the Brinklow boys really are … Continue reading

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Engine notes

Gratuitous bit of video just for the sake of the contrasting engines as the other fleet member does a bit of synchro locking with big Town class Fulbourne up Stockton​. A quick check of Fulbourne’s history has confirmed what I … Continue reading

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Me and my boats

A little while back the muse grabbed me and I thought I’d have a crack at submitting a Me and My Boats reader article to Canal Boat magazine. And guess what, they liked it and I was published this month! … Continue reading

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Engine note

Enceladus was originally fitted with a Russell Newbery DM2 – wouldn’t have said no to that – but was restored with a Lister HR2.  Sadly I don’t know anything of its antecedents but no matter I just enjoy listening to … Continue reading

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Caught on camera

I’m indebted to Mr Gig who videoed all the participating boats at Braunston 2016 – we’re in here somewhere. Special because it was our first time and it was also Enceladus’s first time – and we all had a ball. … Continue reading

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