So the gathering of parts for the boat continues. Today I have ordered yet more service parts for the engine and drive and paid for the refurbishment of the propellers. This time of year always proves to be a bit harsh on the wallet as the gathering of bits continues.
Time and money spent on maintenance now though should hopefully pay off with a trouble free summer of cruising, even more important this year as we intend to cruise to the Scottish Borders on our own in July.
With the extra time ashore this year we will be able to spend more time on the finishing touches instead of the usual rush to get everything ready for Easter. If this proves to be a successful strategy we may well pull Naughty-Cal out early in coming years as well. We have a lot of plans for Naughty-Cal so we need to keep her in tip top condition, which will only be achieved with time, money and elbow grease.
This will be weekend three of the 2014 maintenance session and we should hopefully start to get a few jobs ticked off the list. It has felt somewhat like we have been making more jobs for the last couple of weekends which can be a little disheartening, but fingers crossed for some real progress towards the end goal this weekend.
The weather forecast for the weekend looks better than expected, so although windy on Saturday it shouldn’t be wet and looks set to be a tad warmer than of late as well. This will be helpful as we have lots of outside jobs to contend with.
Fingers crossed for a productive weekend ahead.