First task had to be servicing the toilet, didn't it! Honoured guests left yesterday and then out came the note pad, toilet to service, stainless to polish (gets tarnished due to the Sahara sand coating the surface) scuff marks to remove from the hull etc etc. When we leave the boat for a long period of time I always put LeeScale into the system, helps break down the build up of calcium, however last time family were out it was not done, whether that was the cause of a poorly functioning loo or it was the rivet that failed on the top valve gasket. Fortunately we carry a spare Jabsco spares kit on board, incidentally there are three different types depending on the age of the toilet. Took the opportunity to change the Yachticom Purytec cartridge as well then just before retiring exhausted to my bunk later added some Yachticom Head Lube which lubricates all rubber seals.
If I had a pound for every person who has come onto the stand and told us that they don't need a storm jib because, "they don't go out in bad weather" I'd be a rich man! And if I was a rich man (a very very rich man), I would probably purchase a Rustler 44. Claire, who is helping man the stand (and has sold more storm-bags than I, much to my disgust) would rather the Rustler 33, however, we both agree that we would fit the "Fresh water flush kit" to help remove the "rotten egg" smell that can occur in pipe-work when your boat is laid-up for any length of time. (Editor's note: If Rob were to get hold of a Rustler 44, he'd need a pair of these for the crew)