Tuesday 29 June 2010

Window Water Test

Passed :-)

I Wonder?

Late last night I blogged that I needed rain for a window water tightness test.  This morning rain.


I need an..........................

Aston Martin DB9 Convertible

I wonder if it'll work again?

Monday 28 June 2010

Windows Are Fitted

With the help of my wife all the windows were fitted today.

 She very patiently stuck the sealing strip on

I fitted them into the shell.  138 screws in all and all done the old way.  I now have a sore hand.

These are the windows I used  I am very pleased with them.  Fitting was easy and I hope when they need to come out for repainting they will come out just as easy.  Just need some rain now to test for water tightness, although ATM that seems unlikely so the hose might come out.

Sunday 27 June 2010

Window Test

Since the paint job all I can think about is getting the windows in.

We went the the NB as the marina were having a music fest fund raiser for the weekend.  We got home early mainly due to there being virtually no traffic, due I suppose to the World Cup.

Of course I couldn't resist.  I just had to fit one.

I like

Friday 25 June 2010

Mirror Man

Jerry finished the top coat today.

I suppose I am going to be in the "Shiny Boat" club now

In daylight

At sunset

Can't wait to get the windows in next week.

Thursday 24 June 2010

A Small Test Area

Jerry did a small test ares today just to see how paint cured etc.


The colour finally chosen was good old Magnolia or BS4800 08 B15 if you prefer.

Conditions permitting the cabin sides will be fully painted tomorrow. 

Wednesday 23 June 2010

At Last A Weather Window

Finally a weather window.  Bloody British weather!!!  I have been studying the met office web site for weeks, so much so I could be a weather girl again. 

I'm on the left with the yellow boa.

Having studied weather pattens for the last couple of weeks, a perfect window has opened for the spraying on the  cabin sides that for very obvious reasons needs to be done outside.

A high pressure system with no wind for the next few days at least.  Perfect.

Jerry started today.

5L of 2k primer later

Thursday 10 June 2010

Generator Update

A while back I was given a Vetus 6.5Kva generator.

I got the alternator back form the manufacturers a few days ago.  It needed only minor repair and service which only came to £65 including the P&P back to me.  Very quick service form the UK agent.  They turned it around in 2 days.

It took about an hour to re-mount it on the engine.

Water cooling via a hose up the water intake

Nice and steady at 230v

I will run it up on load tomorrow and make a cuppa.  I would have done it this evening but it was getting lateish once I had all the covers back on and the output rewired.

Thursday 3 June 2010

Biggles's EveryTrail Profile

Biggles's EveryTrail Profile

And We Are Back

This is the home run.

All went well, nothing broke, well a fan belt but I had a spare so that don't count as I knew it was on the way out.

Wednesday 2 June 2010

On The Move Again

We spent the day in March on the free 36 hour town mooring yesterday as it was a pretty dull day and rained for the most part.

Today was fantastic and well worth waiting for.