Wednesday, 30 July 2014

We're mobile again

Mark from Nene Marine helped his brother to make us a new raw-water pickup using BSP fittings (not so easy to get hold of these days).
I fitted it earlier and she ran with a nice strong and steady flow of water coming out of the outlet. Hoorah!
Of down the river methinks.

with knobs on!

I decided to make the pull switch in Christina's rear cabin a little easier to find and tried screwing a brass knob onto it.

It looks great and works well too ;o) Here it is pulled out to turn the lights on.

The knob in the foreground is for a hinged flap with cleaning stuff inside, the far knob is attached to a pull-push switch which works the Whale Gulper pump (the best thing to empty a bath or shower)
Knob out! The pump is turned on ;o)

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Re-wiring Freyja

One of the things that was obviously dodgy on Freyja was her Heath Robinson-esque wiring.
We enlisted the help of Julian, who lives locally (Loddon on the canalworld forum) as he had done a good job on Christina's wiring.
Our new 1600w pure sine inverter fitted to replace the little 600w Rolson jobbie.
Galvanic isolator and consumer unit below the shelf
C-form 16amp inlet and outlet sockets on the tug deck bulkhead (and on the stern bulkhead) allows the pair to be connected easily whichever way they are facing and makes using power tools easier as there is always a socket nearby.

A brass double 240v socket set into the bedroom bulkhead and the 240v cables to the tugdeck tucked away in the dark trunking.