Team International Measures Up
HotSocks was measured up at Shotley Marina last weekend, with a view to endorsing her IRC cerificate. This involved emptying absolutely everything from the boat bar the fixed systems, which to be honest was a great thing to do given all the unnecessary ‘equipment’ I appeared to have on board! The next task is to keep all the unnecessaries off the boat!
After an hour of watching Peter Cockayne, measurer, check overhangs and rig numbers (and assisting where appropriate of course) it was time for the load cell weighing.. This was done on the single point lift that had been designed into the boat, one which I had never yet utilised and as such was a tad nervous! Still after a couple of technical issues HotSocks was lifted clear of the water and onto the load cell. Success at last…!
Post measurement it was straight back onto the boat to finish our electrics installation and Raymarine swap over… More to follow in detail on each of those. Thanks go to a variety of people including Shotley for their unwavering help and understanding, Aquafax for the electrical wire (tinned for boat electrical purposes! ‘if you scrimp you will forever crimp’), Matthew Lingley for the new chart table construction, and last but definitely not least, David Briggs for his help and enthusiasm through 20 hours of stripping (wires!!) heating shrinking, crimping, jig sawing and sealing!! We know how to live!!