some updates on the year so far

I got tired of the old dark varnish in the cabin so decided on beach hut colours. It’s only emulsion over primer so will need some maintenance but so does the rest of the boat.

Repainted bedroom

Repainted bedroom

Now here’s a suprise. The radio aerial cable was found burnt out. It must have got very hot and the only explanation is that it must have acted as the shortest route from negative to the boat shell. The negatives go back to the battery via a breaker switch. The engine is not earthed to the boat apart through the stern bearings. Somehow there must have been a high current from the boat to negative, I guess whilst I was doing something in the engine bay, perhaps trying to jump start it?? Anyway no harm but a close cal as the cable was burnt all the way along. I must earth the engine to the hull.

Burnt out aerial cable

Burnt out aerial cable

A good spot at the Paddington festival in May.

Pride of place

Pride of place

The workers struggling with diesel supplies.

Tying to load diesel while not capsizing!

Tying to load diesel while not capsizing!

Usual festival visitors

Usual festival visitors

lots of colour, even in the characters there

The judges

The judges

Then to the Ricky festival. My deck with 2 guitars, two accordions, a harmonica, 4 ukuleles, and a bell (me)

Jamming in the jam

Jamming in the jam

Music and fizz

Music and fizz

Canal chaos

Canal chaos

Odd character here!

Odd character here!

And the fox

Colourful trads

Colourful trads

Spitfire pursued by pigeon over the festival

Spitfire pursued by pigeon over the festival

Finally I have taken the plunge (not literally this year yet) and painted the name back on the boat. It’s great, from a distance without glasses, and if you squint one eye.

Named at last!

Named at last!

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