Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Cratch cover & Battery

FL has been in need of a new cratch cover since we bought her three years ago. We had been let down by a few different suppliers (not replying to emails, phone calls etc, etc). Here in Braunston marina is a supplier we could actually talk to face to face and pin down. Deposit paid FL will get her new clothes on her return this way in October

The starter battery has been straining to turn the engine over the last couple of weeks, if the engine had failed to start first revolution FL would need a bump start. So I exchanged it with a new one from Midland Chandlers who do a 5% discount for local marina moorers, we moored in Wigrams Turn Marina once .. so we qualified.

643  old unit.
I measured the battery and took note of the position of the + & - terminals to make sure I got the right fit for the wiring.  The salesman informed me all I needed to bring was the 643 number off the label, terminals the other way around would have a 644 number.

It snowed in Braunston yesterday, we thought we'd missed the freezing weather but we were wrong, some forecasters are predicting a cold spell to last a few weeks.

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