Every day, in an odd snatched moment or two, I try to do at least one boat-related activity, to help to keep me connected to the project-of-our-boat.
The activities vary, sometimes it’s a bit of web-based research, or a chapter read; a phonecall or too; or planning our first summer cruise on BCN 18686.
Today, as mentioned in a previous Daily Post, the activity tried to establish whether BCN 18686 will be back in the water, and in a state to go away on, in just four weeks time – for our wedding-anniversary-cum-inaugural-trip.
The list of things still left to get done is formidable:
- water tank cleaned out and painted, a lid fitted, skin fittings fitted and pipework connected…
- stove bolted down and fireproofing fitted to protect the hull sides
- the engine fired up and tested after major works etc. etc.
And that’s before we start thinking about a huge, first Spring Clean, about (in no particular order):
- battery charging
- fuel (diesel, coal, logs)
- sorting out things for the galley
- a fancy ‘anniversary’ restaurant (thanks again Captain Ahabfor your suggestions…)and so the list goes on, and rather intimidatingly on…
The boatyard working on the boat has adopted an enviously laid-back approach to the whole thing, a laissez faire, what-will-be-will-be approach which, much as I envy their stressless approach, frankly drives me crazy!
Fingers crossed we make it, the list above get done, and the first voyage actually happens when we hope it’ll happen…