Well, loyal followers, work is progressing albeit slowly. Fellow boat owners will, I am sure, identify with the fact that for every job started on an old small boat, another two or three appear. There must be a reason, some little known universal law, for this, but I can not discover it. So, for every step one takes forward, one leaves the boat two steps further from getting the thing ready for sea!
This weekend, we moved the charcoal heater from the main cabin into the forepeak. This should make risks of burns much less likely for me. Being VI I do tend to stumble and know it would only be a matter of time until I stuck my hand out to steady myself and grasped the burning hot surface of the little heater. At least in the forepeak it is relatively out of harms way and should still be effective in heating the boat.
The other milestone was the making of the first cuppa aboard! The Origo is now fitted in the newly painted galley and worked a treat. (see below)