Monday, January 28, 2013

An unusual day

The day before, an order was placed with Tesco.  We had just had breakfast when Mik came to say we could move down the arm for our refit to start.  But first we need to take on water, diesel and loose the unwanted.  A kettle of hot water melted the iced up water tap.

It was all go to get it all done and push ice away to get down the arm.  Tesco was due to deliver between 11 and 1.  Thankfully we had got to the mooring before the delivery arrived.  The van driver would not drive over the bridge and down the lane.  The goodies were all on his trolly and taken to the boat.

Then Mik arrived to do a service on our diesel fire.  It had been slightly unreliable since our episode with the diesel bug.  We had turned it off in the morning so the boat cooled down a bit helped by the cold wind!

Mik dismantled the control system and cleaned out the filter and float chamber.  It did have some gunge  inside!  With it all back together an attempt to light the fire failed because the feed pipe was blocked.  Once cleared we had the fire going in no time.

As the boat warmed up again a heavy snow storm was dropping another thick layer.

The refit has started.  Bath to come out and shower tray to replace it.  We did what we could by removing the door, bath side panels, towel rail and other fittings.  Mik cut the bath in half to get it out of the boat and started on the tiles.

They were thick floor tiles stuck on with black bostic and very hard to break off so it is work in progress.

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