Yes, this will probably be our last visit to the boat & marina before the Big Trip North in 3 weeks time. So a set of chores to do – food to buy & store, things to paint and things to fix . .
If you thought polishing me mushrooms was a bad enough euphemism, I spent the morning shining me Squirrel. The Morsø stove was looking a bit rusty in places and needed some cheering up. Some of the lagging had come away inside too, so more remedial work.
We bought a new barge pole and Viv had a go at painting it . .
One of the chores is to check the electrolyte level in the starter & bowthruster batteries. The leisure ones don’t need this as they’re sealed (big Victron AGM ones – 3 of em at £400 each!!). Well, the bowthruster battery was fine and took most of the litre bottle of water, Getting at the starter battery was no easy matter – it is under the washing machine:
So this had to come out, pipes disconnected … floor removed, battery box cover removed and lo, there was the battery … a good top up and then reverse procedure!! I had to tie up the waste pipe as it tends to fill & empty at the same time if it hasn’t got a high enough head. That’s Saturday taken care of – Sunday & Monday are official rest days and it’s also the Devizes Street Festival http://www.docadevizes.org.uk/events/street-performers