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galleonmarine's blog


Bellow are some of our experiences, happy moments, funny stories and more. Baking is our passion and our mission is to share all of it with you!

Old Look Flushed Away

We revamped the outside of our toilet block as it was looking a bit sorry for itself. With the aid of lots of tile batten we have spruced it up to look a bit more friendly. The inside will be next

Jeep GPA lands at Galleon Marine!

We had a Jeep GPA using our slipway yesterday. These were made in 1942-43 and around 12,000 were made. They are very rare as most have rusted away but this prime example was working and looked in fantastic condition. Thanks to Nigel who gave me a quick ride in it around the winding hole and back! great fun.

Rowboat 'Kingfisher'

Nearing the end of the next rowboat rebuild, this one is called 'Kingfisher' after the many sightings this year just beyond our boatyard. Most of the work has been done by Will, who is working with us for a few months. Just the outside, deckboard and seats to do then it can go in the water. Found out that our rowboats were made by 'Salter' originally taken from moulds of their traditionally built clinker dingies and skiffs. It is so rewarding bringing them back to life again. Just another 8 to do after this one!

Captain Hornblower

The other day I got to thinking about horns on narrowboats and if there was a code of use, after a quick google I found out that there is but I wonder how many boaters actually know about it or use it!
Thanks to narrowboatinfo.co.uk where I found this out.

Brilliant Buddleia Bush!

Happened upon this fantastic Buddleia just on one side of Colt Hill Bridge, each centre flower is around a foot long! and the scent is amazing. If you're passing look out for it.