Monday, 16 September 2013

Oxford Cruisers

Wow... How on earth I managed to get myself into there, without bouncing off of everything, and graunching up those plastic boats, I will never know. It was blowing a horrendous gale this morning too!

Andy cut, welded and painted a new flue for our stove. It looks fantastic. The quality of the workmanship is superb. Well chuffed with the final result.

Unfortunately, we failed the boat safety exam on three niggly technicalities. Though they can be easily fixed, I have to go back on wedsnesday. The service was brilliant. Friendly and helpful. Quite different to what we experience downstream, where we have to chase the engineer for ages, over every single little thing. Can't recommend these guys highly enough. Seriously.

Edit: Sheena wanted to know what we've failed on...

1) vent for gas hot water heater has to be taller (a foot?). Our mushroom vent won't suffice. Thankfully we can unscrew it when it's not being used. Otherwise it would be a rope snagging, bridge banging hazard. 2) the drain plug on our fuel filter must be metal, not plastic. 3) one fuel hose doesn't have BSS approved numbers and writing on it.

On the bright side, at least they are easily remedied. Then we can get on and enjoy another 4 years with a safe boat.

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