Sunday 7 July 2013

Fernwoods open day and a pleasant surprise

Having spent a pleasant night at the Blue Cow Inn not far from Fernwoods workshop, Chris and I made our way over to Sewstern to help out at the Fernwoods open day.  I believe it was the first they have held and judging from the response will not be their last.

The day started in glorious sunshine and the temperatures started to rise as soon as the sun came up.  It was so nice to leave the coats and jumpers at home.  On our arrival we were amazed to see they had laid on a buffet and Pimms.  This was added to later by a barrel of rather nice local ale that in the  heat was most welcome.

We could simply not wait to take a look at AmyJo and so we walked into the workshop and were pleasantly surprised.  At first glance there did not appear to be too much done on her but closer inspection revealled in fact much had been done.

Holes have been cut for the pump out and rinse fittings (a pair each side), the mushroom vents in the roof

A complete covering of undercoat has been applied to her cabin, roof and gunnels.

But the most obvious is inside AmyJo.   She has now been battened out and spray foamed.

What is not obvious from the photos is the fact cable runs have been installed in the form of trunking along the ceiling and sides along the length of her interior.

I also got to try out our deck fittings for size and they fit perfectly, however, as the pump out is being installed on both sides I need to order another fitting.

After spending the whole day with the visitors and generally taking about our journey we said our goodbyes and headed home.  We have another meeting planned in a few weeks so will have some more photos of  AmyJo's progress.

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