Sunday, 10 October 2010

In anticipation....

We are moored at Braunston this weekend awaiting a slot on Monday afternnoon with David Thomas, he who did the stretch on Caxton in February, as he is going to modify our gas locker a little to allow us to use 13kg bottles of gas rather than the 6kg bottles we currently use.  The cost of a 13kg bottle is only a little more than a 6kg bottle yet we get more than twice the gas!  To stay the right side of the boat safety standards we need to have the height of the gas locker extended by 2.75inches and welded properly to secure the bottles, hence another visit to Dave...bless him.

4 comments:

Adam said...

Caxton will be a completely different boat by the time you've finished! What is it you're having done to the galley?

Dogsontour by Greygal said...

Ahoy Caxton, are you going to be in Braunston for a bit? Probably coming up that way this Saturday - lovely to catch up if poss. Can you text me your mobile number 'cos I'm a silly cow who's lost yours...

Nb Caxton said...

Hi Adam
We are having the 'staircase' at the back of the boat removed and the space used for more galley cupboards. A standard boat ladder/steps will replace stairs. As you know, our primary access/egress to Caxton is via the well deck rather than the stern so we might as well free up the space and use it!!
Lesley

Nb Caxton said...

Hi Greygirl
I have texted my phone number and HOPE to see you at the weekend..
Lesley