my last post was towards the end of 2019 – now it’s April 2021 and sadly the world is a very different place. That said, sound progress has taken place and despite Covid 19 Leading Wind has had a few modifications.
It was deemed sensible to instal an automatic 12v electric pump with a float switch as to contain the infamous leak I was having to manually pump out the bilges every other day or thereabouts.
Then in March 2020 Covid reared it’s ugly head and we experienced a global pandemic which resulted in the first lockdown in UK. This meant I could no longer keep an eye on things so I bought a solar panel which was delivered to Tim Gilmore at Birdham Pool Marina, who fortunately was able to work throughout the lockdown and he kindly installed the panel and wired it up to the battery. So a potential disaster was averted and the boat could be left to it’s own devices.
I think we all thought it would be over in a couple of months but it was not until June that the restrictions were eased and I was able to visit the boatyard and resume work. The leak began to get worse and we arranged for the boat to be hauled out and got Tim Gilmore to investigate the issue.
More to follow later . . .