My brother and his other half are off to Stourport this weekend to meet Joe, Lesley and the boys and go through a handover with them. Just wish we could be there, mind you they are going to video it!
We had a bit of a problem with the insurance as in they will not insure you unless you are a UK resident, although they couldn't tell me the reason why~ Not a problem though as we will put the boat in my brother's name, and we can use it with his permission down the track :-)
When the stoppages are finished in March, bruv and crew will move the boat closer to his home in Milton Keynes. Any suggestions on safe secure marinas north of Milton Keynes would be appreciated! Once it is there he will be able to use it whenever, having worked in the boating industry for the last 31 years you soon come to realise that the best way to ruin a nice boat is to let it sit idle on a marina.
Another thing we have to change is the name, but I think we will wait 'till we arrive over there to work out how to do it; we want it very simple as in THE MANLY FERRY and maybe a small Aussie flag or pic of the Manly Ferry.
Finally once again thanks to Lesley, Joe, Russell and Tracy who have made the whole exercise very simple for us; not sure its been so simple for them !