He DID ask why he was doing it 7 months earlier than was required by law and I explained that - flooring and painting a side, the boat is finished so why wait? THAT and the fact that we're planning to take her to Skipton the first couple of weeks in June on a proper outing and I didn't want to give the insurer's any excuse not to pay out in the event of anything untoward happening.
So - BSS ticked for the next 4 years. We did have a discussion about the RCD (and RCD2) and given Manchester library have the documentation available, I might begin the RCD route if I get bored too - just to give the boat a "re-sale" value within it's first 5 years. We'll see.
ANYWAY - back to the weekend... Whilst waiting for the BSS chap to arrive, I did a couple of easy jobs:
I quickly put together a shelf in the large wardrobe and then fitted a hanging rail underneath. I plan to box in the wiring at some point.
Writing of chores, I've got a digital water gauge sitting starting at me wanting attention - I need to put a "T" into the pipework just before the water pump and then calibrate it. I'm running the water tank down low 'JUST IN CASE' it all goes pear shaped - actually, come to think of it, I might fit the cabin bilge pump BEFORE I start... Just in case!
What else did we get done?... oh yes, Andy mowed the grass outside our boat and Mick's behind and Claire s in front (or the other way around depending on which way we are pointing) and I took the Dinette seats outside for a sanding down and varnishing.