I went to the boat yesterday.
CRT have not given me permission to stay on the mooring for March. I have won the auction for the mooring but the contract does not start until April 1st. So I went to move to another mooring for 14 days to then move to another mooring for 14 days and then into Tooley's dock for the whole of April!
But the gremlins had got under my engine covers and flatted the batteries. My small pv array did not keep up with the cold!
So I called RCR out this morning (that's what I pay them for) and Paul from Pershore jump started the engine and advised me to ditch it because spares are getting impossible to get and a new Kibota 44hp would only cost me £3500. I like my BMC 1500! He said the batteries were charging ok when he left.
Anyway, I boated into town and left the boat with Tooley's to test all the batteries and give me some good advice.
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