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Gosh this week has gone quickly! Where does time fly to when you're so busy? The facilities building has been the centre of my universe this week. There seems to be a universal law in building projects which states that the last 5% of any builld will give you 95% of the stress!! When I realised I'd stopped sleeping at night because I was worrying about shower curtains and wooden beading instead of the bigger things like how to move 80,000 tonnes of clay, or how to get a long enough hose pipe to fill the marina, I knew it was time to get things back into perspective.

That said, no matter how much spin you put on them, snagging lists for building work have to be either the most demoralising or the most uplifiting things to complete (with a very fine line drawn between the two). Fortunately by the end of this week I felt a glimmer of optimism and realised that by and large we're pretty much finished. Even better news is that the commercial washing machine and tumble dryer have arrived and both are working wonderfully. We have specialist cleaners coming into the building on Monday and the office furniture on Tuesday. At this rate by Wednesday both Sue and I may have the office knocked into shape! We'll be completely spoiled — our own office, desks, chairs, computer — there's even carpet!!

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Overwater Marina Cheshire January 2018
Janet: Thu 01 Feb

You'd normally expect January to be a pretty quiet time of year for a marina, but not for us! Where can I start? Well first we headed off to the London Boat Show to pick up the Runner Up prize in the Marina of the Year Awards in a very hotly contested Inland category. I can't believe we've now been in the top two for fours years in a row. This year the boat show sported a new five...

spanner
Janet: Thu 18 Jan 1:19pm

Marine Engineer WantedTo join our small, friendly and expanding workshop team at our busy narrowboat marina on the Shropshire Union. This is a full time position, although part time hours may be considered for the right applicant and we can offer good pay and working conditions. Must have experience of engine maintenance and diesel heaters. Boat joinery and plumbing experience an advantage...

London Boat Show 2018
Janet: Thu 18 Jan

We are pleased to announce that Overwater was awarded Runner Up in the 2018 TYHA Marina of the Year Awards. The Inland category is a very competitive one so we are delighted with this result, not least as it is our 4th year in the top two! Janet and Angus Maughan recently attended the London Boat Show for the award presentation. Huge thanks must go to everyone who voted for...

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Overwater Marina Cheshire January 2018
Busy, busy, busy
Thu 01 Feb
spanner
Marine Engineer Vacancy
Thu 18 Jan 1:19pm
London Boat Show 2018
Marina of the Year Awards 2018
Thu 18 Jan
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