I took the opportunity to have a little cruise and a week online I so slipped the mooring on Monday morning and stopped at Waverton Eggbridge mooring. Though designated for C&RT workboats we knew one would not be requiring the moorings so we were OK to stay.
On Tuesday I prepped AmyJo for the engine service. Our back cabin engine cover is on several levels so serves as steps and steering platform. The iron framework supporting the covers is easily unbolted into a series of blocks and removed giving ample space to work round the engine. I spent the rest of the day cleaning the engine bay.
|Covers removed the engine is easily accessible
|Able seaman Smudge stands guard at his favourite spot whilst we fill with water
I reversed AmyJo onto her mooring and commenced to wash and scrub the winter grime off her. The last couple of days I've had the polish out and she's starting to look her shiny self again. I do so hate it when she's dirty. Tomorrow I'll turn her round and clean the port side.
|All clean and shiny though the gunwales need a coat of paint soon.
|Smudge is now fully grown into a lovely boat dog. Here he is looking out for Albert.