Taylors stove is ready to ship

This morning I heard from John Gardner that the stove was ready to ship. Would I like it insured and for how much?

My major response was to make sure that it arrives after March 3rd, almost two weeks from today.

John will ship it air freight, so arriving too early is a real concern. Continue reading “Taylors stove is ready to ship”

Order Placed for Taylors (no apostrophe) Cooker and a Lotta Stripping

This morning I sent John Gardner and Cat £500 as a deposit on the Taylors 030 Stove and Oven.

Taylors model 030 kersosene stove and oven (parafin cooker)
Taylors model 030 kersosene stove and oven (parafin cooker)

It will be here some time in March… Jennifer and I will be gone for all of February, so that is the earliest we can take delivery.


When I tore apart the head, Continue reading “Order Placed for Taylors (no apostrophe) Cooker and a Lotta Stripping”

A short day of small projects

Storing items for projects on Caro Babbo has been and continues to be an issue. This is especially true with small parts.

Generally, I keep a cache of small parts someplace very visible. As the projects that require  the parts go to completion, the parts are used, and the cache remains at a level that reflects the ongoing projects.

This heuristic hasn’t worked on the boat Continue reading “A short day of small projects”

Caro Babbo, I completed…

I replaced the shelf on top of the stainless steel water tank.

Original shelf
Original Interior plywood shelf

This allowed me to look at more of my options for routing the filler house over to the water bladder we’ll installed under the starboard setee. It would be a long convoluted route, so for the moment we may just bring the Continue reading “Caro Babbo, I completed…”

Caro Babbo work today

The weather forecasts no rain today in Seattle, so if everything plays out correctly, I’ll ride my bike to the boat. It is 12 miles each way, so it is a nice ride. The problem this time of year is that it gets dark by 4.30, so riding home is something I often need to forego.

Getting the bike home becomes a problem. I haven’t started mounting it on the front of the bus, which can be a problem in any case at rush hour.

The engine is starting well using the Dickenson diesel heater pump as a lift Continue reading “Caro Babbo work today”