NB Muleless

NB Muleless
Moored at Alrewas Sept 2013

Sunday, 21 October 2012

No longer a flat pack boat!!!

On Friday 19 October we made the long trek back up to Nick Thorpes Steel Works to see how Muleless was progressing.

What a shock we got! A whole boat (well nearly!)

Martin from MGM Boats was busily marking out where the windows and portholes would be, and the length of each "room" in the boat. (Click on image below to enlarge to see chalk marks).

We spent the next couple of hours enthralled at the workmanship and discussing various bits with Nick and Martin.

 Nice detail!
Nick explained that it had taken a whole day to ensure that the cabin was square before they could start the weld. He had used all the props and chains he had in the workshop!!!

 One of the lads hard at work welding.

This is where our water tank will be - in the bow (it is much bigger than it looks).
Nick Thorpe (on the right) who is the man responsible for the beautiful craftsmanship on our work of art!


  1. Great to see the pictures of NB Muleless we shall follow with interest.

  2. Hi Gary & Della, Look forward to reading your blog and seeing NB Muleless progress. Good luck.

  3. Well that didn't take too long! Good luck you two, I shall watch with interest!

    1. It has taken a long time to get to this stage and now it is flying by!!
      We have been reading your blog for ages and note that you come from our neck of the woods - we currently live in Gosport!