Thursday, 14 August 2014

The girl done good ;o)

Glenda painted the gunwhales (in between downpours) adding petshop grit in sections.
Glenda painted between the masking tape using non-slip paint, then added petshop grit. She then removed the tape and painted over it all with a slightly thinned out mix of the non-slip paint.

LED fairy lights etc.

A lot of people ask us, where we go our solar-powered fairy lights?
We use a company called lights4fun , they have an amazing range of LED lights, many of them connectable and powered by small a small solar panel that will power up to 8 strings of lights.
The reason I'm writing this is that they shine in the customer service department, I once asked if they did LED festoon lights? They said that they didn't but would let me know if they started to do them, sure enough, a few months later, I got an e-mail saying that they had them in stock. Recently a solar panel stopped working, they immediately sent me a replacement, with no need to return the faulty one ;o)
We have 5 strings of white and coloured lights which come on at dusk and automatically switch off after 4 to 6 hours.

In our bedroom we have a single string of warm white LEDs on a separate panel. As the switch is on the panel we can't switch them off when we go to sleep! So we are going to move them under the tug-deck top plank. We will replace them with battery operated LED lanterns that we can switch on and off more easily. We intend to rig up a solar battery charger sometime soon.