I am delighted to announce that A 89 COLCHIDE returned to the UK today, after 50 years on the Mediterranian and in Switzerland.
She was picked up by Bob and Maria of Fenland Boat Transport on 30 July 2013 and delivered to my neighbour’s old tennis court today, 2 August 2013.
I can now do a few jobs on her, ready for sailing next year.
I plan to replace all 6 porthole windows, rewire the mast light and Nav lights, tidy up the main electrical distribution box and a little painting touch up.
Bob and Maria have been delivering boats for many years and I can thoroughly recommend them. They are based near Spalding, Lincs and can be contacted on 07711 252040. They enjoy camping holidays and combine this with delivery work, therefore they are able to charge very reasonable rates.
The 1960 BRAMBER trailer, which was updated by Zetwin in May 1977 and serviced by Bernard’s neighbour last week towed very straight and was stable up to 65 MPH.
All loose items and spares (about a ton) were removed from COLCHIDE and put in a separate van
If anyone is driving through Norfolk and would like to pop in to have a look or offer advice, it would be appreciated.
Final checks before the off.
Uncle Bernard takes his own photo of the departure, with Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc in the background.
A 89 COLCHIDE arrives at her winter training ground.