When we decided it was time for an upgrade to Blue Rover’s hot water system, little did we know what we were starting!
We replaced the existing vertical calorifier located in the engine room with a new horizontal version which we could fit under the bed (toasty!) But what to do with the old and perfectly servicable calorifier? Ebay seemed the perfect solution.
Seven days later and the calorifier was sold to it new owner. We just needed to get it to him.
With Blue Rover based at Anderton on the T&M and the new owner at Preston Brook Marina at the bottom of the Runcorn Arm, the answer seemed obvious. Delivery by narrowboat wasn’t an option on the Ebay menu but what the heck! Arrangements were made and the calorifer was shipped aboard Blur Rover for the journey to Preston Brook. 3 hours, 3 tunnels and 1 lock later, delivery was made to the new owner on their project boat, a 70ft x 12ft ex trip boat with an interesting feature – propellors and rudders at both ends – no need to wind. I know a few people who would benefit from this addition!
Good luck to Mick in his project. I hope his new calorifier provides many years of hot water. Maybe our experience will open up a whole new option for Ebay deliveries?