Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Poised for Upheaval

On our way to Calcutt we stopped at The Puddle Banks in Braunston.  From an outlook point-of-view it’s the nicest mooring spot in Braunston.  From a mooring point-of-view it’s definitely not!!

Because of a concrete shelf that runs along the edge, this is as close as we can get to the bank!  There’s only one spot where it’s possible for a deep drafted boat to get flush to the bank and the chances of finding that available is always negligible.puddle banks 004 (600x800)

Anyway, this morning we were awoken by the sound of seagulls here at Calcutt Marina.  They like the area of the small reservoir just behind.

So, why are we here?  The story so far …..

Ever since we have owned our boat the Eberspacher heating system has been temperamental!  When it works, it’s brilliant – lovely hot radiators and lots of hot water in no time at all.  BUT …. it’s an old model and spare parts have become increasingly difficult to obtain – not that there are many left TO replace!!  The irony is – since replacing the burner fan last November, the system has been working perfectly!   You know what they say:-

  • if it ain’t broke, don’t mend it    and
  • better the devil you know than the devil you don’t

However, rightly or wrongly, the decision has been made to have a completely new and different system so, here we are at Calcutt Boats poised and ready to have a Hurricane installed.  If it’s a mistake, it’s going to be a very expensive one!  On the other hand, if all works out well we will wish that we had done it years ago instead of spending so much on replacement Eberspacher parts.

The truth is, I think the Skipper just wants a new and younger model!!

Inevitably, we’re going to be upside down and inside out for a couple of days but all in a good cause.  I shall just keep well out of the way!

1 comment:

  1. The Decision has finally been made then!
    Good luck I hope you aren't upside down for long it sounds painful. Keep us informed!!!