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.

3 comments:

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...

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

Adam said...

Andy, you are not alone!