Monday, 13 April 2009

Ballast

Have you ever had a problem with your balance ballast? We thought we could sort it with the new batteries being placed “down under” on the other side to the poo tank – all very well you might think.
 
BUT now it’s the opposite way round and true balance depends on the big black tank and how full it is (or isn’t). I mean it’s not much fun taking Senakot, (or Senapods as my dad calls them), just so you can fill your tank up quicker and your boat floats straight…

So after sh*tting sitting down and having a think about the situation we decided that maybe some of the ballast now needs to be at the front LHS rather than most of it being at the back LHS.

In summary we’re now on a skew and pivoting slowly around whatever the total capacity of the poo tank happens to be at any given time. (The said tank is on the starboard side). You know I really couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried…

Anyway we got the diagnosis right, and Dave went “down under” in the back cabin to suss out what ballast was moveable, what wasn’t, how much to shift, and the exact spot where it should be at the front in the bow.

So after spending ALL DAY “under the hood” (another day down in the depths) he finally got it sussed. Moved just the right amount to the front left and whoopee doo doo, we aren’t relying on poo poo to keep us straight anymore. Tank empty / tank full, we now have a happy hull…
 
However, it’s just dawned on me that my husband has spent more time “down below” than he has “up top” recently. I hope he’s not secretly planning to set up residency down there…

Change of subject, Liam and Maddy have gone to my mum and dad’s caravan in the lake district for a few days, hope they have a good time, even if it is peeing down…

Oh and of course with all today’s farting about, Dave missed out on any fishing AGAIN…

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