One thing that is a joy is I have time to get those jobs done on Percy that I can plan and undertake with time all around. So what needs doing;
1: A back stove needs adding back in. I do have a nice guards van stove - similar to that which was in when we brought Percy back in 2012. It was there but not connected when I had the boat safety and the surveyor said if it was installed he could not fail the boat but just add an advisory. So I could add it in but it is not a sealed type and we have slept in there with the stove on so it really needs something a bit safer, plus in my workshop at the cottage there used to be a copper for washing clothes - you'd have to be over 50 to know what one of those was.
Close to what I have in my workshop - minus the coper (no doubt weighed in for scrap some years ago) I intend installing my guards stove here so I will need a replacement for the back cabin. I may tie this in to a trip up the Macclesfield to get a chimney made for when I have the stove in. I think they do this at Bollington wharf - or I could nip to Streethey just round the corner on the Coventry as part of one of the trips that way. However I may have a go myself. I have an arc welder so may practice in the workshop chimney.
2: There is some paint touching up needed - not my favourite job but it needs attending to - a crack in the roof paint in annoying but needs attention.
3: Two floors in the kitchen and bathroom need laying - I have the Karndean.
4: Might replace the cooker- one with a drop down lid will give more cold prep in the kitchen
5: Will need to tile the kitchen - not a lot but they will need some sourcing as they will be imperial size
6: I need to complete the bilge inspection hatch I had to cut when Rachel tried to sink the boat from the inside !!
7: I need to address a bilge pump issue
8: Replace the central heating water
9: Replace the engine coolant
10: Paint the poles
11: Re roof the log store
12: Landscape the mooring a little to make it easier to mow the grass
Thats about it but I'm sure there will be a lot more pottering to do - plus I have nine cruise routes all planned varying distances/times/locks but cruising I need to do.