Time to give praise

Canal Boat - - Letters -

I AL­WAYS EN­JOY Kevin Blick’s col­umn but es­pe­cially so this time round with his Com­plain away but give praise too ( CB, Dec).

Kevin is so well bal­anced in his ap­proach to the ob­vi­ous dilem­mas he has faced and strug­gled with. You might re­call my ar­ti­cle about my boat Pip which was fea­tured in your Septem­ber edi­tion ti­tled When cor­ro­sion starts to bite. I’m afraid that it didn’t all end there and it has taken un­til now, within the last two weeks or so, to get my boat ship-shape again.

I would like to thank one per­son in par­tic­u­lar for mak­ing this hap­pen. His name is Billy Knowles, who has re­paired my wood-burn­ing stove and chimney, re­paired the leak com­ing in from the roof, and in­stalled a new wa­ter tank (as re­quired by the boat sur­vey) – and even vac­u­umed the car­pet.

He is a true gen­tle­man and a su­perb crafts­man. It’s a pity that peo­ple like Billy are so hard to come by.

JOHN RYAN, via email

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