Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Bathroom jobs

Used Milliput on the shower tray. Fixed the lock on the bathroom door. Bought screws from Central Fasteners in Hixon to mount the smoke/CO alarm. Wanted 2, bought 200! Nº8 half-inch countersunk could be a generally useful screw on the 9mm panels.

For the first time, noticed strips of condensation this evening down the panels above the gunwhale, presumably where it contacts the supports to the side of the boat.

Toilet repair generally (one-way valve) seems to be effective so far.

Monday, 7 November 2011

One-way valve

Keith got one of the AW engineers to fix the toilet valve (£20).

Firing up the engine I followed the manual's instructions to turn the key to the "On" position for a minute before turning it to heat. But after 30 seconds the alternator warning sound stopped, all the voltage readings went horribly low, and the engine turned but didn't fire anyway.  Gave it a break and then did it normally, switching straight to heat for 10 seconds. Fired up fine.

Note to self – don't forget to turn the inverter on before disconnecting the landline, if you want the breadmaker to run!

1 mile (to AW and back). 0.5 hours engine time.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Stuff arrives

Picked up the Milliput from college. The stainless steel screws arrived in the post.

Thursday, 3 November 2011


Ordered stainless steel screws (grade A2/304, Nº6, 25mm, self-tapping) from UKfixings.com

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Clearing up

Cleared out the front left locker of lots of stuff, mostly old paint / varnish bits.  Filled up the water tank, but had to borrow an adaptor as some ratbag had stolen the one on our tap.

Non-return valve for the toilet arrived. Checked out Central Fasteners in Hixon for stainless steel screws. They have a box of 3/4 inch Nº 6 (about £2.60 for 100), but not the inch ones needed.

Journey home uneventful.