This morning, I found an email back from them offering a 17% discount on the price AND including p&p.
I've just paid the paypal invoice so the lights should arrive in due course. It does of course mean we'll have to eat dust for another week but I've put on a bit of blubber since we finished the chair-o-planes anyway...
WHILE I'm here, let me share my latest "longer term" money saving purchase for the boat.
A Solar shower to hang on the side for those lazy summer days when you're moored in the middle of nowhere and don't want to run the engine to get some hot water. In THEORY you just fill it with water, hang it on the side of your boat and let the sun heat it up.
I stole the idea from another blog/newsletter I read and Paul (the bloke who writes it) says it works just fine for him.
Having filled it all I can say is that he must be a) very strong and b) have a very robust "hooking point" in his shower cubicle as it's blooming heavy.
That said, I do like the idea of saving an hours engine running and I'll give it a bash.... with maybe only 10 litres. Perhaps trying it out at home first to see if it's worth the faff... in fact, I may just shower where it's hanging in the garden and give Edna next door a treat ;-)
Until next time...