HI There, everybody
I have now just one week to go before i move on to my boat
. I have given notice at my flat a few weeks ago, and now have started the pack everything up and put it into storage
I hope to sort out the boat
this week, and slowly move on to it towards the weekend.
It will be kept at the local yard on a stand for a few weeks while i do some work
to it ( when im not working ) I have alot of things to do this week,
and want to get a canvas
waterproof cover made as soon as possible to put over the boom and to cover the cockpit
and make the cabin
I also want to spend the next few weeks while is out of the water
and make it as self surficiant as i can I have seen solar panels
that i may look at getting to keep the battery
I have decided on the following for entertainment while Im on board.
I will get a mp3 player or ipod, and download all my cds and dvds on to that and get a bracket mounted in the nav area for the player, and get in wired up to the 4 speakers already in the boat.
I will go to an electronics
store and buy on of those portable dvd
screens ( say no more than 6 inches in length) and mount that on the bulkhead between the dinette and forward cabin
that in to the player and i can watch dvds ar listen to music
when ever i like.
so with the above and the lights and gps
(that came with the boat) those are the only electronics
I will have. I want to keep it as simple as possible, and have the solar panels
to keep the batts topped up.
Now if i can do this and do it right over the next few weeks before winter
really sets in i can get the boat into the water
by the end of may.
and it would be great not to have to rely on shore power
Now in really open to advice
about what brand of mp3 player or ipod i should get, I will get a proper marine
sparky to install it so it will look hopefully really professional when it is done.
Im looking forward to moving on the boat as it has been along time coming.
Im not shore what i will end up doing with all the stuff i will have in storage
only time will tell weater or not i have a use for it again.
I only have a week or so with regular use of a computer after that i hope to be able to use the one at work
to stay in touch so if anyone has and ideas or thoughts I would love to hear from you and can read them this week.
If i cant get back on this week the next time i do i will be on the boat, (on land ) but still on the boat.
I wish all you other people out there the best of luck to make your dream happen as fast as mine.
it is very exciting and nerve racking at the same time but i think that in this very hectic world we live in it is one of the best things we can do.
just remember if you really want it to happen it will happen.
if i can figure out how to work the didgy camera
i will post a photo
of the boat on the site.
by for now.