The water is going in!

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THE WATER IS GOING IN!!!!!!! There is no quieter way of saying that — it's very, very exciting to see the basin starting to slowly fill up. There is even a depth gauge nailed to the end jetty on Gentian. The children are hopping up and down with excitement and are starting to make helpful suggestions of what Father Christmas could bring — a small boat and a set of water skis being top of the list!

Site wise it's been a steady week in other aspects of the construction. The brick work on the facilities building is really coming on and my project manager Mark Jenkinson has introduced me to a Romanian friend of his, Consti Pation, who is an interior designer, and who has some very interesting ideas on where to put the log burning stove I bought for the cafe area last week.

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Raft Padddle 1
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...

PEEKYS BLINDERS 2016-1
Carol: Tue 16 Oct 2:56pm

Sunday the 28th October will see the Overwater Marina engineering team paddling for pounds as they attempt a charity row from the Marina, near Audlem, to Nantwich basin and back. Peeky's Blinders, named in honour of workshop manager Simon Peek, have decided to re-launch their raft 'Broke n down' to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute with this sponsored event...

Peeky's Blinders
Carol: Wed 26 Sep 1:21pm

Possibly the smallest narrowboat on the network has recently become available for sale!'Broke n Down' was hand-crafted by the engineers from Overwater Narrowboat Services to take part in this year's raft race at the RNLI festival; which took place alongside the Autumn Boatshare4u Boat show. This narrowboat marvel, and winner of the best-dressed category, was hand-painted and...