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Monday, March 14, 2011

BRAUNSTON with a problem

The plan was to head north for a while and then return south for Jaqueline`s visit in May but an electrical problem has dictated a change of plan. The Alternator on NB Valerie started mis-behaving back in August and i removed it and had it tested.........no problem says the man. Back on it went and ever since has behaved itself at least 99.9% of the time. Perhaps it was happy being on NB Valerie and decided to mend it`s ways. Just lately, the past 3 weeks, it has been playing up with the warning light/buzzer faintly coming on although the volt meter shows most of the time to be fully charging, most being 75%.
So no second chance Mr. Alternator you have to realise i need power all the time. All is well now with a new one installed and performing admirably although it seems strange not hearing that faint buzzing.

Depending on our wonderful Royal Mail i might be around for a day or two waiting on post from my son`s house via the Poste Restante sevice. I`m also waiting on a card from Jaqueline in the states which is coming direct to the local post office  but will probably go off and collect that on the way back through.

Jaqueline flys back home June 11th after her stay on board and i have booked a seat on the same flight for an extended stay and will reveal more as time goes on.

In the meantime i have been busy making alterations for when Jaq and I permanently live aboard.


The Bow has an extra step for easier access, Jaq felt it seemed steep. Can`t do enough for the woman i love.

The Fridge & top cupboard have been re-located
 The fridge space below will now house the washing machine giving more cothing storage in the bedroom area. This now needs a panel to neatly box it all in.
The plumbing for the washing machine is almost complete and will have the benifit of Hot & Cold fill.

I would just like to say hello to the crew of NB Juliana? who offered their congratulations as we passed each other, thankyou.

7 comments:

Jaqueline Almdale said...

Thank you for all those changes to the boat Les!
I love you,
Jaqueline

life afloat on nb tickety boo said...

Hi Les, Most new automatic washing machines are just cold fill now arn't they? I bought a scaled down Zanussi washer and that's just cold fill, I was told most of the new ones are? Could be wrong, I often am he he.Debbie.

antinady said...

Does Jaq know about the 'milk bottle' or will that be going too when she arrives lol

LES said...

Jaq
A man in love will do anything for his loved one.

LES said...

Hi Debbie
Yes mine is a cold fill only. The way i`ve plumbed it in is the normal cold supply and a connection to the hot pipe supplying the sink. Both feed into the one entry port of the washing machine but can be switched via their own taps Hot or Cold or a mixture of both.
In the picture the bottom pipe will go to the washing machine.

LES said...

Hi Antinady
Mmmmm you know me to well. I`ll let Jaq decide, can`t be fairer than that.Jaq does prefer tinned milk though.

Jaqueline Almdale said...

You get milk in a bottle? Lucky you! Milk in glass bottles tastes wonderful.

I grew up with "tinned" milk, as you call it, because we had no refrigeration. Potato-potahto; each to their own. :)

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs