"EMILY"

 

Model                      :                   Norman 18

Cockpit                   :                   Rear

Year                         :                   1975

Engine & Fuel       :                   Outboard  petrol

Capacity                 :                   30 hp

Toilet                       :                   Portapotti

COMMENTS

I bought her 2 years ago next month she came from Sileby mill boat yard in Leicestershire I bought her from the yard owner john evens her mooring hadn't been paid for a couple of years and she was claimed by john she had a very bad repair to the transom some one had put a 2 to 3" square  length of wood across the back of the boat to try and give it some strength this was secured by drilling 3 big holes straight through the transom and shoving 3 big bolts through the boat when I first checked it you could rock the 30 hp mariner back and forth a good couple of inches the transom was that bad , water level out side the boat was approx an 1" from the top of the transom it was sitting that low in the water every thing inside was floating about seeing all of this i walked away , i was working in the yard for approx 12 months welding a wide beam canal boat  and kept going back to Emily until one day I put an offer in to john of 350  and he accepted I guess I just could not resist I suppose with a 30 hp electric start engine it was not too much of a gamble , me and an uncle put to work completely cut all the rot out put all new in and re fibre glassed have not done a lot since last year as have had a new garage built am hoping to get Emily inside soon so I can carry on regardless of weather, will post photos as soon as I can get my son to do some.
Sorry for waffling on but the wife falls a sleep when I speak about bouts cars or bikes.

In the process of restoring the old girl transom has been completely cut away and been fully restored lots still to do though,