Fitting out is a dirty, dusty business, and, as we’re trying to live on board part of the time, the boat needs frequent tidying up and sweeping to try and keep on top of the dust from ground-off tile adhesives, sawdust, cut off remnants of sealant or glue, ash and dust from the stove, etc etc etc!
We’ve borrowed a small Goblin vacuum cleaner from Simon, but decided to bite the bullet and get something a bit more industrial and suitable.
Charles the wet and dry cleaner should do the job. We’ve wanted a decent, large vacuum cleaner for years on Lucky Duck, but never had the space to store one, or the power to run it. Dust from the solid fuel stove can be very annoying in the depths of winter. it getsEVERYWHERE a d sweeping it up just isn’t good enough, it always swirls some into the air and deposits it elsewhere. When deciding on the electrical system for Willow, an inverter large enough to power a proper vacuum cleaner was pretty high on the list. The 2kw (4kw surge) inverter we got, and which we will install this weekend, should allow us to clean properly. The ability to suck up wet spills should also prove invaluable. And, of course, there’s twice the amount of cabin space to keep clean- more if you count the engine room and the space that will become the back cabin- compared to Lucky Duck.
And the best thing about It? It (I can’t bring myself to call it a “he”, that would be a step too far) is that the colours match Willow perfectly, if I add a little bit of white lining with insulation tape….
I also can’t believe I just wrote a whole post about a vacuum cleaner. That is very very sad.