Temperatures plunged last night and we visited the forlorn and dejected SONFLOWER today to brighten her day. There was a slight weep from the Morco gas water heater feed indicating that there had been a slight freeze but everything else was in order.
We started the engine to get the calorifier up to temperature and check around that. It is always good to hear it running well.
So, better late than never, I drained the Morco down, isolated the calorifier, opened all the taps, turned off the pump and drained down as much as I could realistically do.
We lit a fire to keep ourselves warm and have left the fridge pilot light on. A little heat goes a long way on a frosty night.
We also have put a triangular cabinet into a corner of the back passage way to tidy up the bit that ends up with a heap of fenders, mooring pins and windlasses.
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