Thursday, 8 January 2009

Fenchurch on test



The February Canal Boat is out, and includes my test of the Norton Canes boat, Fenchurch. It's a great boat with a classic Gardner engine, and traditional controls. I have to confess that the finished article turned out a bit long, and my efforts to shorten it failed somewhat. So I'm pleased that the editor has given the test eight pages, rather than the usual seven.

8 comments:

Halfie said...

Hmm. My copy of CB hasn't arrived. Perhaps the subscription has expired! I'll have to ask my mum if she's had a reminder - she bought me the subscription as a Christmas present a couple of years ago.

Adam said...

Hi Halfie, it may just be because everything's running a bit late because of the holidays. Usually, the official publication date is a Thursday, but our subscription issue arrives the Monday before. This issue has only turned up today though.

Lesley K Nb Caxton said...

Adam
I have just sent Joe off to the nearest shop to buy our copy!!!

Sarah said...

Hi Adam,

Thanks for such a great review. We're all really pleased with it, you've done us proud.

Thanks again from all of us at Norton Canes.

Halfie said...

Panic over - my copy was waiting for me when I got home from work! Now I just have to finish last month's edition (always too much to do in December...)

Halfie said...

I see you've found Tony Blews's ranking thing. You'll leapfrog me in no time!

Tom said...

It's not fair..... My January edition of Canal Boat only arrived here in Australia yesterday. Now I have another month to wait for February. They need a 'two man' canoe!

Tom

Halfie said...

Tom, at least when it's February you'll be expecting the February issue; in March the March one and so on. That seems sensible to me - why can't magazine publishers date their issues with the month in which they appear?