Model : Norman 18.5
Cockpit : Rear
Year : 1973?
Engine & Fuel : Outboard petrol eventually
Capacity : Good question
Toilet : Portapotti
Also has VHF radio.
WE are complete novices at this boating
lark but very excited by the prospect. No personal or unusual modifications as
yet as we're starting from scratch. We have been given 'Pela' by my husband's
father and mother who bought the boat new in the early 1970s. It was used
weekends on the River Ouse for day trips to York until the kids (my husband, Guy
and his sister) apparently lost interest (although I suspect it was the parents
really). Pela has been stored since then (about 25-30 years), untouched and not
even visited until last week when we ventured to the Marina for a look-see. We
think the fibre-glass hull is basically sound and spent a gale-force couple of
hours last weekend clearing out the debris and gooey black stuff! We are looking
forward to a major restoration job but hope to get her back in the water by the
end of summer 2007 (famous last words -watch this space!). We have two young
kids of our own now. Wish us boat novices good luck and we'll keep you
up-to-date on progress. Hopefully we'll also gain some valuable advice and
contacts from other Norman owners through your fantastic website - what a find!
We know we're not alone in this quest!
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