Monday, 11 January 2010

Button End on test

The February edition of Canal Boat has been in the shops a week, but we had no post for several days last week because of the snow, so I've only just got my copy. It contains my test of Button End, a Goldsbrough boat. The test was done just a couple of days before we set off on our three week trip last September, and we had weather we can now only dream of: sunshine and warmth.

Button End is based on a previous Goldsbrough boat, Footsie 100. Imagine my surprise when just a couple of days into our September trip, we passed Footsie 100 moored just south of Stoke. I managed to grab a quick picture, which also makes an appearance in the magazine.


Anonymous said...

We owe some of Indigo Dream's design ideas to Footsie 100 (including the bed that folds into the wall) - she's featured in one of Graham Booth's boat building books.

We last saw her in Merryhill (Dudley) - we'd love to bump into her and have a nose around inside.

Goldsborough boats do seem to have a certain panache....

Sue, Indigo Dream

Captain Ahab said...

I find myself looking for your trademark hat in your boat test photos!

Adam said...

Andy, you are not alone!