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Details about  Good home wanted for Silver Spray - canal/fishing boat

Good home wanted for Silver Spray - canal/fishing boat See original listing
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Item condition:
Used
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09 May, 2012 21:30:19 BST
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Item location:
Bolton, Lancashire, United Kingdom

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170833526933
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Last updated on  03 May, 2012 01:21:55 BST  View all revisions

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This is Silver Spray, a boat which should have been my pride and joy but due to circumstances beyond my control has reluctantly been abandoned. My now-ex partner and I got her from a friend with the intention of completely refurbishing her inside and out and spending our summers tootling along various canals and the Norfolk Broads, but unfortunately he decided to run off with a neighbour's daughter before we got very far with the work - more fool him, he's now saddled with a very jealous and insecure partner, 3 kids who aren't his and a controlling evil witch of a mother-in-law, while I have the freedom to do what I want and go where I want. Unfortunately though I don't have the knowledge, the tools or the capability to finish the work on the boat.

As you can see from the photos she has been completely stripped out so it will take a fair amount of work to make her look nice but with time and patience it can be done. As far as I know she is a late 70s/early 80s Microplus, although recent information tells me she could possibly be a Yeoman 16; she is made out of GRP, is approximately 15ft long and almost 7ft wide at her widest point. She has a bench seat along each side of the cabin - or she would have if a certain person hadn't taken the tops off! - and a small sink on one side, with a space on the opposite side for a cupboard, cooker, worktop, portable loo or whatever you want to put there. All the existing paint has been stripped off the outside - there were six layers of it! - and the surface has been sanded down ready for undercoating. She sits on a 14ft boat trailer and has been kept in a garage so is dry throughout - the trailer tyres have gone flat with standing but should only need pumping up again. There's also a winch for the trailer and the original boat steering wheel, all of which are included in the sale.

She wasn't originally called Silver Spray - her previous name is unknown - but that was the name of a boat in a story I read many years ago and I always liked it so that's what I chose for her and what she would have been registered as. I know she doesn't look very pretty at the moment - in fact 'eyesore' would be the best word to describe her - but with lots of TLC she will make someone a nice little canal cruiser or fishing boat.

I've been as honest as I can with the details and description and she can be viewed by arrangement at any time prior to bidding, though I may be unavailable over the bank holiday weekend. I'm quite happy to answer any queries, though please don't ask me about 'beam' and 'draft' or any other nautical terms as I haven't a clue what they mean! She's a boat and she floats, that's all I need to know! I really hope someone can see her potential and turn this ugly duckling into a beautiful swan - she deserves to be loved and used, not left languishing in a garage.

 

PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS FOR COLLECTION ONLY AND PAYMENT MUST BE MADE IN CASH AT THE TIME OF COLLECTION


On 03-May-12 at 01:21:55 BST, seller added the following information:

PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT SILVER SPRAY IS SOLD AS SEEN AND YOU ARE BIDDING TO BUY, NOT TO COME AND LOOK THEN DRIVE OFF INTO THE SUNSET!

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