Over the Winter period we’d identified a number of priorities for improving life on Eileen this year. In brief they were: beds, light and water.
Last year we got much of the basic plumbing/wiring in and then made do with a rather basic ‘camping approach’ to boating involving a fair bit of making do with sleeping bags, blow-up mattresses, gas lamps and candles etc.
This year we’re hoping to make things a little more comfortable so that we can start to use the boat for longer stays. I’ve already sketched out basic bunks for the kids and hope, one way or another, to get them built by the Summer holidays; and last weekend I made a start on improving the lighting by fitting 3 lights along, what is in effect, the ‘top plank’ (ie. where we have a useful service channel) in the Long Cabin.