I THOUGHT that once the boat was under our jurisdiction, I'd be able to sleep... well it turns out that is not the case. Oh well. At least I'm not wasting my time in the middle of the night... no - not me. I've been researching funeral costs (triggered by a program I've just watched on the telly) and have also been watching a program about Britain's Bridges... it was very good!
SO - Yesterday we continued fitting and piping the radiators to the boat. You'll recall weeks ago both the rads AND the hep2o piping arrived in the post. The " so - called" lay flat (on a roll???) piping is anything but !
Instead, it's a constant wrestling battle in a confined space. IF you are doing the same, then I strongly suggest spending a little more and buying it in lengths of 2-3 metres... it will be much easier... I also advise on buying a better quality plastic pipe cutter than the rothenburger plastic pipe slices I'd bought off ebay... whilst NOT totally budget, they took a bit of effort to produce a clean cut - some needed tidying up with a stanley knife.
It was very cold (sharp frost) so before we began, we started the engine, put the inverter on and turned on a little 800 watt halogen heater that usually heats the greenhouse.
I'm not entirely sure the fin rad under the floor will be worth the effort but it's done and if it does turn out to be a wast of time I'll flog them on ebay to some other
The next one in the port side run was under the hatch in the lounge - that meant enlarging the holes in the bulkheads with my multi-tool... sods law meant that where I needed to cut, the joiner had "joined" them with galvanised screws which blunted my blades.