Hatch cover leaks

I have been advised that to make my blog more interesting I should sex it up. We’ll see.

Hatch trim fitted.

I discovered lots of water in the bilges last week and my electric bilge pump pant took about five minutes to empty it. I had known there were leaks coming through in a small way but we haven’t had much rain over the summer and so I hadn’t really bothered. Now I’m really wet I thought I better do something about it.

I have therefore installed the hatch surround in the hope that that will enable the water leaks around the hatch to stay outside the boat and drain out through the hatch drains.

I have also fitted a new lock to the door so that we have a semblance of security on the boat.

I have now received a pull-off solenoid system to use as an engine cut-off. Written in Chinese I hope I can wire it up properly. That will be the last part of the engine wiring I think and so I can install the Control Panel in the cockpit.

I have also manufactured the Perspex cover for the Control Panel and bought some nice new hinges. All I need now is to buy a latch to keep it closed and it’ll be fully ready.

With winter on the way (not here yet Met Office), and time available to work on Anne-Marie short, I should be dabbling here and there on jobs. Mostly I will do work at home but I shall also try to get there as much as possible although I do have other things to do.

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Anne Marie (aka Mike Stephens)

I am a well traveled, globe-trotting vessel with great lines. I am told I give a comfortable ride for my years. Although a little worn out I am looking forward to getting back onto the water after a full service.

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