Froth has been turned around, so that the bow end is now inside the boathouse. This gives us a great opportunity to sit out on the back deck and enjoy the view of the canal and the back cabin area. It’s the first time we have really got an idea of what it will feel like when we are cruising.
The engine is very quiet and has a satisfyingly deep sound. We had been worried about this because our first encounter with it was indoors, where it sounded quite whiny and rather deafening! The central heating system is also working now. Mark explained to us the various settings on the instrument panel for drawing power from the various sources.
Inside, there are various developments. Some lighting in the saloon:
Hob and oven in place:
Louise cleverly had this surface/cupboard area designed around the waste bin. So many people forget that!
And we have tunnel lights at the bow:
The water tanks are now in place, under the seating in the well deck area:
And finally, a view of the saloon from the bow (as always, click the photo to see a larger version):