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Cold, cold, cold...

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Far to cold for doing work on the boat..  mid-day and only just 4' C, but with the east wind (direct from Siberia) it's absolutely bitter..  we also have a yellow alert snow warning (don't eat the yellow snow) for Tuesday and Wednesday, so no let up..  but despite that the clock continues to tick and we are launching in a little of four and a bit weeks..!

Some stuff has been happening, however...

The outboard is in for a service.. expected back in a week or so...

Tiller pilot (job #3 on the winter list)...

I've fitted the DriPlug 2-Pin Plug I bought last summer to the tiller pilot, the socket will wait for later, as there's no point wiring it up until I can drill holes in the boat and fit it, I'd only have to dismantle it again as part of the fit..

I have wired in an inline fuse however, as my intention is to wire the tiller pilot wiring direct to the battery, albeit I will be wiring the positive to the switch panel side of the isolator switch so that when that&…

Slowly, slowly...

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...45 days to launch but the weather here is still bitter, no snow yet in my part of the world but it's forecast for tomorrow..  ambient temperatures are 5 and 6' Celsius at the moment but we have  F8 and F9 winds forecast for the next few days, from the north, oh, and with rain...  better get my thermals out

So what's been happening...

The cabin paintwork has been cleaned - first painted this [clicky] back in 2015 and although the paint work is still good (thumbs up for Homebase bathroom emulsion!) with the best will in the world it is cold and damp for 5 months of the year so we'd picked up some mould in the interim...

...these were a fortuitous buy however, well worth the fiver..  cleaned up paintwork a treat...  according to the data sheet they are basically Isopropanol soaked disposable clothes - all I can say is they were very good...


...I also took down those curtains and gave them a wash - now they've been up since I first launched back in 2013, and basic…