Today I wandered past R. W. Davis Boat-builders yard just as a newly constructed shell was being carefully swung out on the crane from the welding shop into the adjoining workshop for fitting out to commence.
Their boats are very desirable as they usually build Northwich Trader Class Tugs, 62’ or 70’ long, with the external lines of Yarwood’s of Northwich 1930’s design. Vintage engines such as Kelvin's or Russell Newbury’s grace the engine rooms. One of their replica working boats “Florence” can be hired for holidays if you would like to experience one with a Lister HRW3 diesel engine! It can be hired from Black Country Narrowboat Hire, We have no connection with this company in any way whatsoever. Please ensure you check to your own satisfaction if you decide to deal with them.
Alnwick, owned by friends of ours was the prototype for the subsequent boats, she has a Kelvin K3 that can be listened to via the link.
This one is being painted by hand out in the open air and must be nearing completion now. It’s been a funny old day with dark grey sky one side and bright sunshine on the other. It did ‘beginin rainen’ heavily late this afternoon though as was forecasted.