Sunday 12 July 2020

Home Again

After a great week on the boat we have made it back home safe and sound. Naughty-Cal has performed faultlessly and has not set a foot wrong.

More pictures will follow later in the week when I have sorted them out.

Tuesday 7 July 2020

Witham Wandering

We are having a very relaxing week so far on the Witham. We have had a fair old mix of weather but it is just nice to be away.

The river is very quiet. In fact we can't ever remember it being this quiet at this time of the year. 

We are currently moored in Boston and undecided if we will stay tomorrow or move on. We will decide tomorrow when we get up.

Tonight we have a pasta dish to keep us fed.

Friday 3 July 2020


Unfortunately we didn't manage to get the heater sorted out in time for the off tomorrow. A problem with the glow plug which needs a replacement has scuppered any chance of having it ready in time. But the weather looks set to be fair so we won't need it hopefully. Naughty-Cal is a warm and dry boat so we can hunker down in the cosy cabin if the temperatures drop chilly in the evening.

We have a home delivery coming this morning with some supplies to keep us fed and watered during the week. We shouldn't really need much in the way of shopping in the week while we are away other than a bit of fresh veg and some meat towards the end of the week.

So we have just one more day at work to contend with.

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Praying for Heat

The parts to service and hopefully fix the Webasto diesel heater onboard Naughty-Cal finally arrived yesterday. Sods Law of course dictated that it decided to break on the day that we showed her buyer around the boat. Now that sale has fallen through and we have decided to keep the boat we need to get that fixed as a top priority.

We have ordered for it a new gasket set, a new burner cartridge and a new glow plug. Liam has already stripped it down and given it a clean out. It wasn't too bad this time as it wasn't all that long ago it was last serviced, a few years at most. A far shorter time then between it's last strip downs which was verging on ten years!

Today at work Liam will reassemble the heater with the new parts and then tonight after work we will pop across to the marina and get it back on the boat. Fingers crossed it will then work. If not we will look at getting a new heater unit as this one has had enough money spent on it now and it is an older obsolete unit. 

The decision will then be whether to replace it with the newer Webasto 2000 STC unit or join the ever growing group of boat owners who are installing the chinese copy heater units.