The Boatbreakers team had a busy couple of days last week helping to relocate a Narrowboat from Paddington Basin in London to Iver, near Slough.
One thing that the Boatbreakers team have learnt is that scrap boats never come quietly. Even a small speedboat on a trailer can cause problems as we found out this week. We were asked to remove a boat from Trafalgar Wharf in Portchester by solicitors who were dealing with the estate of a gentleman who’d sadly passed away.
One of the perks of collecting boats from all over the country is that we get to visit some great places and meet some lovely people. Last week we were asked to come and collect an old Shetland from Milton Keynes. All we knew about her was that the Suzuki engine was probably dead and she’d been moored at the end of the garden for a number of years without any use.
This week the Boatbreakers team hit the road and headed for Essex to dispose of an old wooden yacht that was sitting in a couple’s garden. The boat’s position in the orchard area of the garden meant getting a hi-ab or any heavy lifting gear was out of the question.