Friday 25 March 2016

Back to blogging

I've been reading, rather enviously, the blogs of those who are on the move. Our time will come! But it will probably be two and half weeks before we make our first run up to Erin Mae, to see how she's faired, get the bedding back on board and complete some of the 12v electrical work. And it will probably be early May before we leave harbour.

The winter months have been anything but idle. Lots to do and to think about, but this blog is for boaty stuff. So I decided to resurrect a different blog I set up when doing a course about on-ine learning. That will give me the chance to write about anything I want. Who knows, someone else might read it from time to time!

If you're interested, you'll find the Everyday Fractals blog here. Or there's a link to it on the Erin Mae page.


  1. Visiting the Great Escape at her new mooring at Stafford boat club. Arrived to find no power of any kind. Thank goodness for woodburner and wind up lanterns! The shoreline cable had shorted out the inverter, kicked it onto battery power and it had then drained the batteries! So after two visits from RCR and an inverter expert we now have a complete new set of batteries and Mike is rewiring the mains source to bypass the inverter via a RCD. The inverter was very shoddily wired...only protected by a 13 amp fuse and the power cable was basically a kettle lead type of thing. We have learned a lot, and spent a lot. BOAT:Break Out Another Thousand! We will need to replace the inverter I suspect , but not this month! I hope the Erin Mae gives you a more joyous start to the season!

    1. Hi Mo – good to hear from you, but sorry about the electrical problems. We've just come up to start getting Erin Mae ready – see today's post for our own little story of woe. But on the electrical front we may have moved into a better place – I'll be reporting in tomorrow's post.