Thames Solar Electric

The Floor – Deconstruction

Most narrowboats have a base of treated 18mm marine plywood laid across the boat’s steel transverse bearers or “ribs” as I like to refer to them. However, we’re all about longevity, sustainability, cost-saving, time-saving, materials reuse and insulation in our rebuild… a tall order! Firstly, let’s look at why we had to rebuild the floor … Read more

The Refit Part 1

After the 400+ days trying to get Thames Solar Electric to do the right thing, at the end of 2022 we committed to stripping out the boat and refitting it ourselves. This presented a number of challenges; Funding The funding was secured from family, not something we’re happy about but it was the only way, … Read more