The first visit to Pipers after I’d sent them some cash couldn’t come quick enough. And, true to form, I arrived in the Stoke area about an hour and a half before I was due to meet Andrea! Unfortunately Nicola couldn’t make it as she was looking after her poorly Mother, so there was added pressure on me as I was choosing the interior of our boat!
When I pulled into the yard I was greeted with the sight of a big boys IKEA flat-pack.
I then became acutely aware of 2 things:
Firstly, I was now the proud owner of a few tons of flat steel. And, secondly, before me was my boat!!
Inside the metal shop, things were already progressing with the keel already laid.