Model : Norman 25
Cockpit : Centre
Year : 1967
Engine & Fuel : Honda Outboard 4 stroke petrol
Capacity : 15 hp
Toilet : Portapotti
I purchased Chloe for a mere £2000 in June 2004. I had my eye on her for about 6 months as she looked really sorry for herself in the sails basin at Sawley marina so i put an offer in subject to sailing her. The offer was accepted but unfortunately she hadn't been sailed for about a year and I couldn't get the engine to start so i reduced my offer and ended up getting £1500 off the asking price.
I then proceeded to renew the spark plugs and managed to start the engine. Then I realised that all the remote cables to the engine were seized so had to renew them. After about a week of extensive cleaning I was off out up the Trent and Mersey with her. We had a great time all summer and did plenty of drinking and cruising. Then the work started as you can see in the pictures. I have made a small start on the interior but this is scruffy but usable so i will leave the bulk of this till winter 2005.
Spec for "Chloe"
Honda 15 bf9 registered 1998 outboard manual start no charging petrol, Water by manual pump, Gas cooker with grill and 2 burner hob. Painted with international boat paints and nexia auto colour top coat in polyurethane paint (hull sprayed top rolled) underside below waterline intertuff with waterways antifoul.
Many thanks hope this is of use to you and congratulations on such a fantastic website
PS. I'm moored at Sawley marina Leicestershire (British Waterways)