Wednesday, March 26, 2008

New publication not a best seller

I've been writing a user manual for Herbie, for use by family and friends who may be left in charge of the boat from time to time. It's just amazing the amount of stuff you have to remember. Not just the boaty stuff like starting and stopping the engine and greasing the stern tube, but also how to empty the toilet, how to switch on the hot water, how to find stop cocks etc. This leads to an exciting set of photographs such as this
and this

and this

Gripping stuff, you'll agree.

Writing down all the things you have to do makes you

a) realise how much you've learned and that running a boat is like looking after a car and a house at the same time

b) paranoid

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