It's a rare day when I'm not at work by this time (currently 7am)... I've had a lay in and will be off to hospital for the injections into my back later. I've no idea what that will entail but I'm a brave ginger soldier so whatever they do... HAS to be nicer than a morning at work!
THIS week - despite work being a total pig, I've done a couple of jobs on the boat on an evening... yesterday was a new low work wise though as we had a "Quest TV" film crew in doing a bit about rescuing scrap items for a new series. Luckily for me, I'm working on the wiring on the cars from the last ride... faffing around with pick-ups and diodes so managed to avoid being interviewed - they were more interested in the current caterpillar project. It did mean a pretty frustrating day not having the radio on or being able to hammer/drill/saw/grind - or even whistle! I think it was the first time in many, many years I've had to endure a whole day with nothing to distract me from the voices in my head ;-)
Anyway, back on the boat, having already tried with a supposedly "decent" bilge alarm (which didn't work) I bought a couple of budget models that run on 9v batteries (think smoke alarms) to trial in the cabin (dry bilge) and engine (also dry unless something goes a bit wrong)
Having already taken the floor up at the cabin's lowest point, I figured that was the best place to fit the sensor as should any pipe or pump spring a leak, it will accumulate there quite quickly.... without an alarm, the first we'd know about it would be when it came up through the floor.
These are the things I bought - only a fiver each so a gamble worth taking. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170909811220?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
As you can hear - it works with a drop of water.