Norman 20 Conquest
Engine & Fuel :
Also has GPS, VHF and a fish finder.
I have recently been given this boat which has been laid up
for 4 years. My friend and I are attempting to re-furbish the boat.
At the moment we are pumping 2 foot of water out of it. Do they normally
have a bung in the stern?
The boat had been laid up for in excess of 4 years on a
farm near St Helens. Unfortunately the cover had blown off some years ago and
when I acquired it, it had approx 2 feet of water inside. Over the last couple
of weeks a friend and I have been pumping the water out using a small whale
electric bilge pump that we rigged up to a portable power pack. When I went
yesterday it was almost dry in the cabin altho' there still appears to be a
lot of water under the cabin floor in the keel which at the moment we are
still debating how best to remove this. The floor of the cabin on this Norman
seems to be the same moulded GRP as the main structure of the boat itself.
We are hoping to move the boat in the next few weeks to
my friends home where we will have access to electricity and water etc.
We are hoping to eventually use the boat for sea fishing
and will be keeping in touch with the site for info on ballast etc. that seems
to be necessary.