I got webhosting this week. So the blog has moved.
I ordered the new name decals from someone on ebay. They said in their listing “Most orders are despatched within 24 hours” and it was first class post. Great.
Luckily they didn’t quite take as long as Deep Thought did to calculate the answer.
They finally turned up today (about a week and a half later, having missed both the weekends that I planned to apply them) and they are wrong!! so thats a week late and not exactly what I asked for. Luckily they are not so wrong that I cant sort it out but I bet I screw up the spacing.
Wouldn’t mind so much if I had told them over the phone, but it was in an email. The name is FortyTwo (note that I didn’t put a space between the Forty and the Two).
The good news is I can finally get the new name on the boat.
If it stops raining.
today i spent a lot of time removing the old name from the ‘new’ boat. I honestly thought that the stickers would come off quite eaily, but she wasnt giving up her old name without a fight.But I won in the end, and now the only traces of her old name are the licence and some bits of fhe old name that need sanding off. Next weekned we will be removing those and completing the de-naming ceremony, followed by the naming ceremony. And Champagne 😉
I wanted to change the name of the boat, as I am not the most creative person in the world it took quite a while to come up with a new name.
I emailed the Environment Agency (who she is registered with) to see what was involved. I sat back and waited patiently for a reply, expecting forms to fill in and hoops to jump through, as you do.
They phoned me back today and it turns out it is really easy.
So once the new licence and the new decals arrive she will be called “FortyTwo”.
No doubt there will be some complicated ceremony to change the name, but that is sure to include champagne. 🙂