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Ashley Yardley
Renovating Tino a Danish fishing trawler houseboat and Terry's Tea, the journey from idea to market.
Renovating Tino a Danish fishing trawler houseboat and Terry's Tea, the journey from idea to market.
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Finley's Secret Corridor
When deciding the layout for the two bedrooms there was always going to be access from the main bedroom to Finley's room however we had the concrete ballast to consider it seemed obvious to put fitted wardrobes across the bottom level creating a walkway beh...

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Use what you got son, Use what you got.....
We are at the tail ends of this project and as always with any project the budget starts to dictate, being brought up by a war baby, the phrase use what you got was a phrase I Heard a lot from my own Dad and Finley This is to you, whatever you are doing, st...

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My Old Man's a Dustman
We have everything we need to make Tino a home finally, experience taught us to buy the important expensive and finishing items first, even if they have sat in their box or wrapper until this point, the whole heating system, kitchen sink, spiral staircase, ...

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End of the year and the reason for buying a houseboat
We have come to the end of the year, all in all we have achieved a lot this year, a word of advice to anybody thinking of taking on a project like Tino, think it through, it is a journey in all ways, mentally physically and emotionally, weigh it up carefull...

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Moving Tino to a new mooring
We have spoken to a skipper who will be moving Tino to a new mooring, Andy has been to check the engines and is coming on Friday with an engineer to start the engines and get her ready to move. Andy and the engineer spent the day working out the configurati...

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Captain's Cabin flooring
As per our previous post we are using the Oak strip flooring we still have with the Mahogany floor tiles we bought on eBay. Master Finley Yardley and I have dry laid the floors this weekend and we have both decided it works well, the wheelhouse is the brigh...

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Finley's Walkway and step down
As per our previous post we decided to chequer plate the step down to Finley's bedroom. Just needs to be screwed down this week.

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Life on a boat for a two year old - Finley William Yardley
By Ashley Clarke Yardley

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Captain's Cabin flooring
As per our previous post we are using the Oak strip flooring we still have with the Mahogany floor tiles we bought on eBay. Master Finley Yardley and I have dry laid the floors this weekend and we have both decided it works well, the wheelhouse is the brigh...
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