NB Muleless

NB Muleless
Moored at Alrewas Sept 2013

Sunday, 4 November 2012

She is beautiful naked!!

On Friday 2 November we made our final visit to Nick Thorpes Boat Building to see Muleless naked for the last time.

The stainless steel water tank had been delivered on Monday, so the work on the bow had been completed, including the lockers.

If this picture looks a bit strange, it is because we are having a lowered well deck!

We were delighted with the semi-trad stern - including the innovation of having removable floors to the lockers to be able to access all areas of the engine bay, and our mooring pin locker integrated into the morse control pillar.

This was the first time we had been able to stand at the stern and were extremely impressed with the view along the roof including our bespoke pigeon boxes.
As you can see, us being in the way didnt stop work - the lads kept working around us.

 Stern with mooring dollies and tiller attachment.

 Rudder - incorporating Nick Thorpes trade mark.
 "Gas locker" cover keeping to traditional looks (water tank below)

The next time we see Muleless will be when she is delivered to MGB Boats in Thurmaston - and she will have been painted with primer then, so this is the last time we will see her naked!


  1. Looking great, wont be long until she is at MGM being fitted out, enjoy the experience of the build both of you. Doug and James x

    1. Thanks guys. We are constantly walking round with cheshire cat grins muttering "we have a boat - wow". We have thoroughly enjoyed seeing the steelwork grow and are so impressed with the guys at Nick Thorpes. Cant wait for the next stage now!