A narrowboats journey through repair, cruising, and other joys of the english waterways.
New Chimney 19 Oct 2015 at 8:50am There is nothing like a new chimney to shake of the cobwebs of the old blog.
It is that time of year again and the chimney maker and I headed up to Alrewas yesterday to see the old mucker to give ...
Shipton Chimney comes tumbling down 1 Sep 2015 at 4:35pm Not doing the beans. 27 Jun 2015 at 6:53pm Once again the annual trek to do the broad beans has involved staring at the mass and rejoicing. They are not ripe. We even came a week later to show willing, but still they are not ripe. Unfor...Pottering about in the van 21 Jun 2015 at 5:46pm This weekend see's me on the shake down whatsit of 'The Van'. I won't be the first (or last) person to be inspired by a play, let alone Alan Bennett, but when I saw 'The Lady in the Van' I was ins...Castle Mill Stream, Oxford 8 Jun 2015 at 11:27am I have been hearing flitterings here and there about the boats mooring along the castle mill stream. The Oxford Times wrote about it about a year ago here. It has caused quite a stir and seems ...What a long time ago! 7 Jun 2015 at 7:36am I was busy trying to find a picture of my boat at Shepperton Weir for an article I am writing and have failed miserably. Instead I have found pictures of me and a bunch of Canalworld Forum people i...New door nobs 5 Apr 2015 at 5:30pm Anyone who has been on my boat will know that getting into the cupboards and drawers requires some patience. I don't see it myself - but finally I have got around to installing my new door handles...World Down Syndrome Day 18 Mar 2015 at 2:15pm I have a nephew with Down's Syndrome. This piece of writing says it all. Read it. world-down-syndrome-day Newsfeed display software by Antone Roundy
"Great job Chris and Laura! It was a pleasure to do business with you. The boat looks fantastic, in fact better than when we bought new in 1995. You would never believe it was 18 years old! We will promote OBPC when the opportunity arises. Rock on dude - with your acoustic! :)"
Here at Oxon Boat Painting we are dedicated to producing some of the finest craftmanship on the Canal Network. This means we have produced some of the best painted boats around!
A fully rounded preliminary service is available to our customers including:
• Free no obligation estimates
• Free consultations
• Planning and Scheduling
Our Narrowboat Painting services include:
• Bare metal repaints
• Traditional Coach Painting by brush
• Traditional Canal Decoration
• Blacking (Bitumen)
• Blacking (2 pack Epoxy Pitch).
Above Left: Narrowboat Hannah Above Right: Mark Phelps (OBPCo. Contractor) Below Left: Narrowboat Royden Below Right: Chris Weston (OBPCo. Owner)
Oxon in Waterways World! Dynamic Photographer and Journalist Tony Jones gets down to the nity grity and asks 'what is the real cost of owning a Narrowboat?'.
In his November article he asks Oxon what kind of money traditional Boat Painters are charging for their services. A thoroughly informative and pleasant read, Tony's article can be found here.
Oxon featured on Channel 5 In March 2009 we were contacted by Twofour Broadcast in regard to re-painting the superb cruising Hotel and Restaurant boat the African Queen for the Channel Five programme 'The Hotel Inspector'.
We gave the boat a complete repaint using Blakes paints.
The programme about the African Queen airs on August 10th 2009.
Historic Motor 'Snipe' We are very proud to announce that we have just completed a re-paint for the famous historic Narrowboat the Snipe. Snipe is one of the eight Cowburn and Cowpar motors built by Yarwoods around 1934/35.... read more...