No Direction

No Direction is our 70ft Narrowboat which is now home to my wife Jayne and myself, it was launched on 4th February 2008.

We spend the Winters in a Marina and cruise in the warmer weather.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Keeping The Costs Down.

Friday 19th October 2012.
Kings Bromley Marina.

Today we visited Jayne's sister who lives in Derbyshire which allows us, with a small diversion, to call in at possibly one of the cheapest chandler's around, Harvey's of Measham.

Today we bought a 13kg gas bottle £21.68, R.R.P. £25.49, 4 x 5 litres of Morris's 10/40 engine oil @ £18.72 for 5 litres, price from Midland Chandlers for 5litres is £24.00.

We took our empty Elsan Blue containers and refilled them from a large barrel this works out at £7.50 for 4 litres, It's £13.99 for 4 litres at Midland Chandlers.

And finally a new sealing rope for the door of our Bubble Corner Stove £10.50, Harworth  Heating sell them at £18.90 + vat although theirs come with glue which we already have.

Seeking out the bargains.
The only down side is that the chandlery is not yet by a Canal, when the Restoration of the Ashby Canal is completed it will be, but until then access is by car or a long walk.

1 comment:

Zac's Boating Blog said...

Good to NB No Direction back in her mooring by the bridge at the marina. I enjoy following your adventures. One of the days I must update Zac's Boating Blog.

Best wishes
Anne on board NB Jennyanydots