Monday, 23 February 2015

Meeting Myles the boiler washing machine and dish washer

As previously mentioned before we bought Tino there were two previous owners, Bernie from whom we bought the bought, who in reality done zero maintenance and in quite a lot of case changed perfectly good systems. Luckily Myles the original owner who lovingly converted Tino into a house boat has been in contact via this blog and has been over which was a pleasure and very informative at the same time, answered alot of questions which have helped to move things forward.

The engines have been turned manually and will fire up no problem, the two middle tanks in the engine room have been cleaned and are as good as ready to go, we have three 185 watt solar panels on the roof which are going to charge the 24v system and starter batteries, there is a small amount of diesel in the tanks, so we need to drain this filter it and put it back in the tanks charge the batteries to full and start her up, very exciting.

Internally the stud wall has been clad in the hallway, we have double plied to give us a drop to create a shower tray in the wet room, the hallway is ready for the chequer plate.

We have floated the boiler, fridge freezer, washing machine and dish washer down the side of the boat and hoisted them up onto the roof and then down the roof light in the front room, being a decommissioned fishing we had all the winches and arms in place to make this a relatively straight forward job.