Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Captain's Cabin flooring

As per our previous post we are using the Oak strip flooring we still have with the Mahogany floor tiles we bought on eBay.

Master Finley Yardley and I have dry laid the floors this weekend and we have both decided it works well, the wheelhouse is the brightest room the oak compliments it, well that is what we think.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Heat at last Fatso burns again

After a good clean and a coat of Vactan, we have managed to instal the flue for our 15kw Fatso wood/coal burning stove.

We double skinned the flue using the existing flue with our new thicker flue that we inherited with the boat.

Finley's Walkway and step down

As per our previous post we decided to chequer plate the step down to Finley's bedroom.

Just needs to be screwed down this week.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Electrics complete rewire

When we bought the boat we inherited what can only be described as spaghetti junction in regards to the wiring of the electrics, as previously stated we are rewiring the whole boat following the same route the original boat builder used to wire the 24v system.

Iwe have a fuse box in the engine room, another in the front room and a further box in the wheelhouse.

We have changed the halogen lights for 1 watt leds and are doing the same in Finley's corridor the hall way and kitchen. There will be a feed to the boat fom the pontoon, a link in the engine room to the new electrics. from there there will be one 6mm feed via the the boat builder's rpute to the kitchen where there will be an old electrics box containing the 24v fuse box and the 240v fuse box, All the electrics will run back via the boat builders route to the bedrooms, kitchen, hallway and upstairs into the frontroom and a 240v feed to the wheelhopuse, one doublesocket. the rest of the wheelhouse runs from the 24v system.

More pictures to follow

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Ramsgate Harbour

Both Finley and myself have been on a bit of a road trip, we have spoken to various London moorings who have either put us on a waiting list or we are still waiting to see if they have space for Tino, the beauty of a boat is it moves, we have other options and one that has kept coming back is Ramsgate Harbour.

We spoke to the Marina office and have made an application, Finley approves and there is a good atmosphere surrounding the Harbour as well as a bit of night life if wanted

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Adaptable box 1 watt led lights

As per our previous post we are copying the lighting boxes in the front room in Finley's corridor and the kitchen, the boxes are made and in place ready for our sparky to wire them up.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Final push..........

Floors are laid and sanded back, as per our previous post we will be using hard wax oil to finish, the plumbing is in, the boiler is in the engine room ready to be connected to our pipework, we are at that stage where we are now reliant on the expertise of tradesmen.

Know your limitations, the fuel feed for the boiler and the flue are being fitted by a commercial heating engineer, the electrics are as previously stated all going to be run in galvanised conduit which are all specialist jobs that require specialist experience.

From our part the last remaining jobs for us to do are finish the polished concrete work surface to allow a plumber to fit the sink and taps and put the feed for the gas hob, put up the spiral staircase, the footplate will be made from wood which will be made by our carpenter, the hand rail as previously stated will be made by our local welder using pipe and a pipe bender.