Archive for August, 2012

New web site#Banbury Pets

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

It is very sad to be selling Daniel Oakley, but when the boat moves on we will have to archive the web site. With this in mind we have launched a new web site for the Pet Care in Banbury business, with the hope it will move up the search ratings before we have to close the Daniel Oakley site. You can either click on the RBC Pet Care Services page on the right, which should take you to a picture of the site and go and have a look or go directly to Do let me know what you think. Thanks

Daniel Oakley for Sale

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

We are selling Daniel Oakley, see further details and pictures. Since purchasing Atalanta (Small Woolwich Butty) and moving back to the land (in April 2012) so Karen can build up the dog business, we have decided to sell our home and lifestyle of the past 7 years. It is with much regret as Daniel Oakley has been a lovely boat and home, as you will see from the blog postings we have had many adventures around the canal system in that time. 

Daniel Oakley is still going strong and has continued to be well looked after. The hull was good when we blacked it last year. The Gardner 2L2 engine is 80 years old this year, has been regularly serviced (every 150-200 hrs) and maintained as required, Danny Williamson did a fine job in restoration. There are a new stove, water pump, calorifer, Eberspacher and battery charger all fitted within the last 2 years. I’ve also been painting the places you never see like under the back counter as well as those you can.

We hope the next owner will have as much pleasure as we have had from owning Daniel Oakley.