Lift Out

We had planned to be at the lift, but it was delayed by a few weeks and we ended up in the national lock down. The lift still went ahead and Leighton Jones at Black Prince took some pictures so we could see the process.

Floydtilla being lifted
Floydtilla cabin paintwork complete
Floydtilla being lifted
Getting the sling in position
Floydtilla being lifted
Sling is now central ready to lift
Floydtilla being lifted
She is out of the water
Floydtilla being lifted
That is a lot of boat
Floydtilla being lifted
Over the crane
Floydtilla being lifted
Floydtilla has landed

Now Floydtilla is on the hard standing she is ready for her survey by Tom Keeling of Small Craft Services Ltd

Then any external work will be completed before she has the old blacking removed and some new coats applied. They will also be working on the interior modifications.

TV & Washing Machine

We had decided to put a washing machine in the kitchen area. If we were going on an extended trip, as we are planning for the summer of 2021, then we would need to either be able to wash clothes or find a laundrette and laundrettes are becoming harder and harder to find.

We expect to use the washing machine while traveling along so the motor would be used to generate the power we needed.

Hotpoint NSWR 843C
Hotpoint NSWR 843C

After much searching we finally selected a Hotpoint NSWR 843C as this seem to cover the spec we wanted, high spin speed, reasonable capacity and a quick wash cycle. This was ordered from Currys for direct delivery to Black Prince at Stoke Prior.

Next we wanted a new TV for the lounge area, we wanted a flexible device with  as many possible input styles as possible, UK TV seems to be ending up as streaming service, but we have a large collections of DVD’s that would be good on the boat.

Cello C3220 32" TV
Cello C3220 32″ TV

To save converting from 12V to 240V to get a domestic style TV we found the Cello range of 12V on and the C3220 seemed to be a good fit. At 32″ it would not be massive, you don’t need a big screen on a narrow boat!

The spec was  as follows:-

    • LARGE SCREEN: 32″ HD Ready LED TV
    • BUILT-IN: Integrated DVD player
    • FREEVIEW HD Built in Freeview HD
    • SATELLITE TUNER: Built-in satellite tuner for all free to air channels 
    • USB 2.0 – record digital TV / play media files.
    • 2 HDMI inputs for your external devices
    • 12 VOLT TV: 12-volt power adapter included
    • PAUSE, REWIND, RECORD: With a USB storage device connected, you can pause, rewind and record live TV

So apart from being on 720p resolution it does come with the two HDMI ports so we could add a Amazon Fire TV Stick and use the USB port for power if required.