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Boat repairs, maintenance and refurbishment, boat fit outs, boat work, Boat Safety Examiner, Gas Safe Registered LPG for boats, 
 in the Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertfordshire areas.


Working on multi discipline projects, on narrow boats, wide beams and cruisers doing a wide range of tasks including kitchen galley, bathroom, wetroom and toilet fitting, full plumbing and carpentry fitouts, including galley, saloon, bunk areas and heads, fault finding and repair, Removing old shower from cubical, repairing wood work, make up new tray with gulper pump, line with 4 inch white tiles on all surfaces, plumb and fit modern shower head. Recovery of  plumbing disasters, pumping out, fault finding and repair including addition of bilge hatches, Fitting new Oak flooring, make Bufalo anti slip deck board sets, prep of boats for boat safety inspection, correcting to a boat safety inspection report and more. Manufacture of bespoke joinery including door sets and cratch frames. Boat carpentary including 
boat bed, boat bunk, galley cupboard, boat kitchen cabinets. 

An Artisan with an excellent practical and academic Engineering background. Boat Safety Examiner, Gas Safe Engineer.

Trained as a toolmaker, re-trained as a design engineer, functioned as a product designer, progressed to automation and robotics, managed a team of automation engineers, created and ran an automation business, created and ran a barcode systems and software company, trained as a gas safe engineer for LPG on boats, trained as a boat safety scheme examiner.

Common sense, a solid engineering history and the ability to work with the Customer makes for an excellent level of Customer satisfaction in finished work.

Operating from my work mooring on the River Wissey at Stoke Ferry and the river bank on the Ouse, Cam, Old West, Lark and Brandon Creek, Little Ouse, in the Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertfordshire areas.

Contact 0755 744 8532  john.a.aldous@gmail.com 

hiptimtiko Bathroon_refit__2  hiptimtiko galley  new hardwood floorhiptimtiko bathroom refit3  bunk  

  

Bespoke Craftsman made deckboards
WPB 19mm Birch 13 ply board, Cut to size, Fit checked, Brass ring pull fitted, Resin coated, Texture coated and two coats black paint finish

deckboard1  deckboard2  deckboard3deckboard4 deckboard5 

Bespoke Buffalo board deck set.

Textured phenolic top face, plain phenolic underside. Two options. 1. Site survey, Boards cut to fit, Fit checked, Brass ring pulls fitted, Edges finished with two coats of rubber based matching paint. 2. 
Site survey, Boards cut to fit, Fit checked, Brass ring pulls fitted, Edges finished with two coats of rubber based matching paint. 3mm x 19mm aluminium strip edging attached all round with stainles screws.

       

Call me 0755 744 8532  to arrange a bespoke measure session and costing

Wide beam Full Fit Out project
based on 65 x 11ft Liverpool sail-away  

Fred bilge   floor battens and ballast  
Roof battening  swim battening

 battening roof and sides   subfloor   
sprayfoam
   sprayfoam after masking removed    Panelling started   Panelling detail 1   floor 4    floor 3    floor 1    floor 4  pine above gunnels   fred steps

Solar Panels are now affordable and very functional

Solar panel          

   


A new set of bespoke Oak Narrow Boat doors 

    Oak bow doors  oak door stern

Bespoke Sapele roof hatch 
Fixed roof lights with double glazed panels, 6 high level louvered brass louvred roof vents, finished with multiple coats of owatrol deks olje varnish
hardwood hatch hardwood hatch sapele hardwood roof hatch   

Bespoke carpentry - domestic office storage cabinet
Bespoke office cabinet, 2 x 2 metres of book shelves and cupboards
    
Built in two parts in workshop, transported to site and installed, Trimmed to wall and ceiling, primed, 2 undercoats, and top coat applied on site

Narrow Boat Cratch Frame in European Oak
        

   

Another cratch frame in european oak.

This one has a laminated glass panel with narrow oak frame and two lifting handles allowing it to be lifted into the cratch area, giving easy access to the forward gas locker from within the cratch area
   
Refurbished shower cupboard
Existing shower cubicle lining stripped, new wood structure, new rigid rain style shower with chrome exposed pipework fitted, new Whale gulper pump and control fitted, cubicle lined with 4 inch white tiles throughout.


shower refit    

Gas bottle crate
Bespoke manufacture to match bottle and locker size. Crate supports bottle avoiding bottles tipping and falling in locker
  

Broads Cruiser bow entry steps
Manufactured in WPB, B grade 18mm Birch ply treated with Walnut exterior stain. Made in two parts to reduce space and allow top set to sit on existing cushion. Both parts retained by brass hook and eye
  

Removal of Sealand Traveller Gravity Toilet From Broads Cruiser
Ready for installation of Composting Toilet

The Traveller is a flushing gracity toilet emptying into a drop through tank for eventual pumpout.
Customer wants remove the Traveller from their Broads Cruiser and replace with a Composting toilet. 
Stage 1 is the removal of the surrounding wood structure, remove toilet pan, plastic tank, pump
out pipe, flushing pipe and vent pipe, blank off water supply.
Stage 2 make good the local structure, fit new wall panel and floor panel.
Stage 3 fit composting toilet when Customer has chosen model to use.

Traveller toilet  


Installation of vented Composting toilet in a Broads Cruiser 
Customer chose a Separett Villa 9010 toilet with liquid and solids seperation. Liquids directed out through a skin fitting, solids collected and composted. Permanent 12 volt fan runs to vent toilet to atmosphere with fly screens fitted to both ends of vent pipe. Area made good after removal of Traveller drop through toilet, with hardwood faced plywood with plinth to lift toilet to allow adequate drop along liquids outlet, toilet offset on plinth to allow vent to miss the roof hand rail. Vent purposely tall to move vented air away from boat and chimney. 
    

Bespoke Replacement side hatch 
Side hatch in oak with aqua 21 lip sealing and double glazing, wind and water proof. Replacing leaking metal doors and sliding top. Bespoke manufacture in my workshop with fitting on site.
       

Refurbished galley 
Requirement was to update and lighten the galley by re-tiling, fitting new worktops and sink, improving plumbing and waste, adding new cupboard doors and drawer fronts, making bespoke door and drawer front to fit existing odd cupboard size. 
          

Brightening up a dark narrow boat 
Re decorating to cover up old dark oak panelling with bright and modern painting including adding reeded panelling below the gunnels. Duluc Trade stain block to ceiling along with Trade diamond eggshel emulsion, Farrow and Ball white and blue to the sides.
         


Bespoke Stern Steps, electrical cabinet and pipe covering for a narrow boat 
Requirement was to box in the colorifier sitting horizontally under stern door step, complete the electrical cabinet and box heating pipework.
Suggestion was to create shelf areas out of step construction. Total construction in 18mm B grade furniture quality Birch ply.
     


Dutch built narrow boat complete refit 
Requirement was to add a wheel house as an extra room, strip walls and reline then fit tongue and groove pine boarding, re work floors and fit 18mm engineered oak boarding, strip bathroom and turn into a wet room with hand basin and shower, strip bedroom and re-line with T&G fit new bedframe, plumb, fit solar panel and controller, batteries andisolators, fit new calor cooker, propex malaga 5e water heater, electric fridge and gas supply.
                  
      

               

Contact 0755 744 8532 or mail john.a.aldous@gmail.com

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