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.
Boat work carried out by John Aldous during the COVID 19 pandemic
I will use a face mask and expect the customer to do the same.
The boat should be empty and through ventilated for at least an hour before work.
I will use hand sanitiser before entering.
I wish to maintain good distancing
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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 and data collection systems and software company developing cloud based data tracking, 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.
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Shower fitted with Smile Plastics recycled plastic bottles sheet
Bespoke hardwood hand basin mount Bespoke slatted bed frame
Bed sliding extension for a wider mattresse
WPB 19mm Birch 13 ply board, Cut to size, Fit checked, Brass ring pull fitted, Resin coated, Texture coated, Primed and two coats black paint finish
Bespoke Buffalo board deck boards
Based on a dense high quality 19mm birch ply with textured phenolic top face, plain phenolic underside.
1. Site survey, Boards cut to fit, Fit checked, Brass ring pulls fitted if required, Edges finished with two coats of Profilan-Opac paint.
2. Site survey, Boards cut to fit, Fit checked, Brass ring pulls fitted if required, Edges finished with two coats of Profilan-Opac paint plus 3 x 19mm aluminium strip edging attached all round with stainles screws.
Buffalo board deck boards with Profilan-Opac edge sealing paint and 3mm aluminium strip edging for a Sea Otter
Plain edged Buffalo boards finished with Profilan-Opac edge sealing paint
Optional base material and finish
Scaffold board 225mm wide x 2400mm long centre section treated with anti slip paint, whole undercoated and two top coats of a choice of colours.
18mm Birch ply two thicknesses laminated, 225mm wide x 2400mm long, centre section treated with anti slip paint, whole undercoated and two top coats of a choice of colours.
18mm Buffalo board two thicknesses laminated, 225mm x 2400mm long. Textured phenolic top and bottom wide face
Wide beam Full Fit Out project
based on 65 x 11ft Liverpool sail-away
Supporting roof battons before using metal screws to fix
Solar Panels are now affordable and very functional
MPPT controller get the best out of your panels. Remote display allows battery monitoring
Flexible solar panels are neat and effective
A new set of bespoke Oak Narrow Boat doors
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
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 without edgeing in a narrow oak frame. Glass panel has 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.
Bespoke gas locker cover
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
Bespoke deck seat boxes for a narrow boat cruiser stern
In 18mm furniture grade birch ply finished in a clear satin glaze. Seat cushions to be added.
Bespoke steps for wide beam
Stern steps Bow steps
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.
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.
New double bench and bed
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