Boat and Caravan Show at the NEC

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Since I last blogged I sneaked off to the Boat and Caravan Show at the NEC for a day, telling Angus that it was important work event. He didn't seem convinced but humoured me nonetheless. It was a very interesting event, with lots of interesting things to see. A few boat builders were showing new boats and lots were displaying smaller craft. I was particularly taken with the rubber dinghies as I spent many, many happy hours as a child let loose in one in the River Seiont Estury in Caernarvon in North Wales. We spent our days trying to recreate exciting Swallows and Amazons like adventures but mostly ended up getting very wet and soggy, and smelling of seaweed (happy days!)

Today we had another brilliant open day and despite the cold and blustery weather were joined by lots of people who risked the prospect of hypothermia for a walk around the site. I'm not quite sure why we seem to end up with such inclement weather for our open days — I can only assume I must have been very bad in a past life!

Further reading

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Janet: Thu 07 Feb

Marine Engineer Wanted — to join our small, friendly and expanding workshop team. Must have experience of engine maintenance and diesel heaters. Boat joinery and plumbing experience an advantage, although other skills would also be considered. This is a full time position with good pay and working conditions. Please apply in writing to Janet Maughan, Overwater Marina, Coole Lane, Newhall...

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Sam: Wed 16 Jan 1:17pm

Look what's arrived. The Overwater Wheelybus has, after some phenomenal fundraising, been handed over to us today. Now we can transport wheelchair users, and those with mobility issues, for trips on our wheelchair friendly Wheelyboat and to appointments...

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Janet: Mon 29 Oct

We are very proud to say they made it! — our engineering team from Overwater Marina, lead by Simon Peek, workshop manager have recently been paddling for pounds as they completed a mammoth 10 mile paddle from the marina, near Audlem, to Nantwich basin and back to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. The team nicknamed "Peeky's Blinders" were in their bespoke mini...

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