Well everything has come together without any drama’s we would normally expect!
The surveyor gave CYAN a clean bill of health with a recommendation to replace the Galvanic Anodes. The boatyard did not agree, saying, “they are only half worn". Despite what the boatyard said, we added 4 more anodes as belt and braces.
The hull was blacked with 2 coats of bitumen and CYAN was returned to the water ready for transfer of ownership on Saturday 27th August.
We signed a contract with ‘EE’ for a mobile internet connection as an extension to the mobile phone sim agreement.
Helmsmen Training for us both was arranged with Willow Wren Training. Two days intense hands on training, with a YHA certification as the prize for achieving a satisfactory standard, was on offer.
Pleased to say we both passed the course and now have photo I.D. certificates of helmsmanship competence to be displayed onboard! Well worth the money, and we both feel confident to handle CYAN on the canal system and with an understanding of the etiquette expected towards other boaters.
Finally we arranged a berth at Trinity Marina in Hinckley for the month of September so we could transfer our possessions to CYAN and carry out some small adjustments, more of which later......