Monthly Archives: April 2015

“Float ma boat”

raybel launchHi.

A note of explanation.

A little over 3 years ago after much consideration, I took on a rather larger restoration project, the Thames sailing Barge, ‘Raybel’.

I knew this would impact greatly upon me and the shop and it has been some journey so far. It brings to mind the film ‘Fitzcoraldo’ by Werner Herzog, except I am working largely alone.It meant last year I closed the shop from june till December as I needed more money and time than the shop could offer so I sought this elsewhere.

I am telling you this as I need to do the same again this year, so I am closing the shop from May 2nd till the end of June.

I am optimistic that after this period things might get back to ‘normal’.

I apologise for the inconvenience this may cause you and I look for your understanding and compassion in this matter.

The Raybel is a most worthy cause, if only she were made of steel.