Tonight is the big fancy dress party with a cartoon
character theme - suggestions are NOT required. But is does lead us nicely
to today's topic - light bulbs. Sadly, however, our light bulb has gone off
rather than on.
The really good and exciting thing about boats
is that you are never quite sure what is going to fail/break/fall
Yesterday it was the turn of the lighting dept when a
routine check of the nav lights indicated that our 5 year trouble free LED
masthead tricolor had aged extremely rapidly and decided that it's five years
was up. It is/was, as you will, of course, have already guessed a sealed unit
which has to be replaced in its entirety, with a quite impressive death
grip on its mounting. As you will also have guessed, none are available in Spain
- not even for 'ready money'. It really does make you wilde.
So, necessity being the mother of invention, we are
proceeding with a hastily conceived "what to do when the lights go out" plan
- I'm sure there is a Vera Lynn reference in there
Allden and Roger, who arrived on Moday bearing
bits, are rising magnificently to the challenge whilst the owner
is reading about Winnebago's and looking at mid West real
estate on the internet.
Switching off for now.