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Crick Boatshow 2018

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On of our hulls NB Joy Louise is on show at Crick Boatshow, stand F48. The shell is by ourselves with fitout by our good friends at Oakcraft Narrowboats.

Mel will be on board ready to answer all your shell and steelwork related questions.

Narrowboat Joy Louise

In the Workshop - June 2017

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Mel Davis Workshop June 2017

We are presently working on a narrowboat currently known to us as Betty Ⅱ (final name to follow).

Her design is very similar to the original NB Betty, but with a shorter glazed area. The picture shows well the slab‐sided BCN style of hull.

Our next build slot is currently

At the very last minute, we have found time to enter a boat in the Crick Boatshow.

Luckily there was still a space available, so we'd love to see you on NB Betty (Boat F40). The shell is by ourselves with fitout by Oakcraft Narrowboats.

The show runs from . Opening times are , except for the final day when the show closes at . Weather forecast is generally good.

NB Betty - Narrowboat Shell by Mel Davis Boatbuilders

A Tight Squeeze for a Three Cylinder Marine Gardner

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The finishing touch to our most recent boat was to fit the engine…

And finally - the restored Gardner engine arrives from Ireland and, due to being slightly bigger than advertised, is now a very tight fit through the engine room access hatch:

Master Blaster

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Our Master Blaster prepares the latest shell to leave the yard; gritblasting the hull ready to receive a first coat of primer.

On Monday it will be on its way to Oakcraft Narrowboats, for final fitout.

More Additions to the Gallery

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I've just posted some new pictures.

The first group are of the most recent boat completed, which has a double-glazed front section to be covered by traditional cloths. The ‘back end’ (aft or stern) is very traditional with sunken panels and the classic Mel Davis fully-scuppered (waterproof!) pidgeon boxes.

Also pictured is the engine, a Gardner 3LW, newly restored.

Finally, we have a picture showing how to make an efficient keel cool (skin tank).