|New lettering for the stern on a home made template||Very expensive lacquered name plates|
Unfortunately, the shipyard had run out of time and had another urgent repair job (ship) coming in in the morning. They told me that they could do the job in a months time so we'd agreed to leave the shaft unfitted. Vitesse couldn't be moved but this presented no problem because the shipyard said that I could moor there free while I waited. I decided that the time had come to change Vitesse's name. From the outset, my entire plan had been to create my little piece of 'heaven' on the waterways of Europe and I'd had the new lettering and name plates prepared in readiness.