Back in 2014 during our Llangollen cruise you may recall our horn started playing up (click). After some fiddling I got it working again but it has never be reliable. I put this down to me buying a cheap quality horn, my bad. We stuck with it for the last year but over the last few months its been playing up more and more, sometimes working sometimes not. It got so unreliable it had to go. After trawling the internet I eventually found a good quality dual pair of electric horns for 24volt and installed them. They are actually truck horns and at 122db they are really loud, possibly a bit too loud but then I take the view at least we will definitely be heard.
|Ongaro Air horns|
AmyJo's Beta Engine has reached 500 hours use now and has provided reliable power since it was installed. Chris Jones serviced it last time under warrenty so he was the obvious choice to do so again. This provided us with a good excuse to have a little cruise so on Sunday we headed off towards Chester and moored at Eggbridge in Waverton. This is a 7 day mooring close to the village but also has a handy car park right next to the tow path so Chris could park his van close by. Its a good spot and is in a lovely setting and never any trouble. We have stayed there a week commuting to work from there in the past.
There was another motive on our Chris's part. As it was Mothering Sunday Chris got the girls to arrange a meal in the Cheshire Cat for us all. This is only 15 minutes walk along the tow path from Eggbridge so there was no need to worry about drink driving. Mind you walking in pitch dark with a torch was interesting. Had the torch failed we would not have been able to see a hand in front of our faces. Good job phones have torches these days as a backup. A great time was had and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We don't get to socialise with Amy and Joanne as often as we would like. Both lead busy lives and work long hours so when we do all get together we make the most of it.
|Our daughters and AmyJo's namesakes. Amy on the right and Joanne on the left.|
|Taken during AmyJo's build but shows the removable framework for access|
Also getting a look at is our chimney. Having now done stirling service over three winters it is starting to break up and looks sorry for itself. I ordered a new stainless one from Lime Kiln Chandlers so once I get the flue swept the new chimney will be put into service.
|English Stainless Steel 18" chimney|