Thursday, January 22, 2009

Launch Day

Very quick blog before we shoot over to Fernwood, Well it has finally arrived, today is the day that we launch. We are a bit worried about the weather, especially the wind but hopefully all will go well.
Pictures to follow.....

Friday, January 16, 2009


First off apologies no pictures, but when we went over to the builders we couldn't get onboard as they were varnishing the floors, so we could only peek through portholes and the side hatch on tip toes. The plus side of our visit was that we now have a launch date of the 22nd January. This is hard to believe, as they still have a lot to do, but Fernwood reckon they will get there.

The boat is looking fantastic, even in her very dusty state. The main flurry of activity being in the engine room, with the fitment of engine and the generator, and what seems like a lot of electrics, but I am sure we will soon learn what all the switches etc do. This area is going to be pretty cramped with all the items contained in there, but to be honest, has worked out better than we imagined.

We have:-
Batteries (x8) 6 domestic 1 engine start and 1 generator start
Hydraulic Tank for the Bow Thruster
Seperate Diesel tank for the heating/generator
Eiberspacher boiler
Several switch panels and tank gauges.
All in about 7' of space! which is pretty impresive. I think it shouldn't be too bad for access for servicing, but ask me in a few months I may have changed my mind.

Today has been about sorting out van hire and insurance etc.
We still can't believe that D day is approaching, and are going through pretty much the whole range of emotions, but just cant wait to get afloat. It has been a long process, but to be honest, we don't think we would have changed that, as it has given us time to think long and hard about fixtures, fittings, layout etc.

Fingers crossed for the weather now!! and we will let you know how it goes.