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Episodes

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Episode 1

Episode 1

Restoration expert Alan Herd is looking for the perfect narrow boat to restore, refit and transform into an idyllic canal cruiser - but will he be in luck?

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Episode 2

Episode 2

Alan Herd starts work on restoring his narrow boat Dover, shot-blasting the body and applying a base coat of primer. Will she hold any surprises for him?

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Episode 3

Episode 3

Alan begins work on the Dover's frames which he is building in air-dried oak. Plus, he takes time out to explore the archives and learn about this narrowboat's long history.

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Episode 4

Episode 4

The Dover's sub-floor frame is built. Plus, Alan takes a trip to Midland Chandlers in Penkridge to investigate the different possibilities for narrowboat furnishings.

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Episode 5

Episode 5

Alan talks to Peter Middleton from EmpirBus about a sophisticated electrical system for the Dover, and her walls and floors are finally fitted.

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Episode 6

Episode 6

The kitchen is built, featuring a galley unit with modern cabinets. Plus, Alan discusses lighting options and installs a water purification unit.

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Episode 7

Episode 7

Alan chooses a diesel oven and a sanitation system for narrowboat Dover, and talks to boat builder Keith Ball about the new back cabin.

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Episode 8

Episode 8

Work on the seating for the foredeck is finally finished, and the Dover is rubbed-down in preparation for painting. Will Alan be pleased with his progress?

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Episode 9

Episode 9

As the deadline for launching the Dover approaches, Alan and his team are feeling the pressure. Will they get the final fittings finished in time?

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Episode 10

Episode 10

Final work is completed ready for Dover's maiden voyage to the IWA National Festival and Boat Show in Cheshire - what will the public think of her?