Today was a day of chores...just little boaty chores that are part and parcel of this way of life and as such are not in the least onerous.
Me..clean the brass
There is considerably more brass than this but whilst I have cleaned the engine exhaust stack you might as well see it in all its 'glory'....
Folding exhaust stack mark two..
So we ordered a 32" stack and then had the problem of low bridges to contend with.
With a bit of ingenuity, a rummage around the tinternet and a few hours work on his behalf we now have a working folding stack. The white cord is being replaced with black cord and he has bought some brass fitments to tidy things up but the jobs a good un.
Joe's chores were to clear the weed hatch and...
to modify the boarding plank/staging plank so that it fits under our side hatch doors.
Mobile workmate, glasses, pencil, tape measure, hack saw and
look of concentration
Profile reduced and strengthened so the side doors clear the plank
And while all this was going on...