Happy Birthday Narwhal!

Wow, time has flown and we have reached a major milestone, Narwhal's birthday. Yes, it has been a year since we became the proud owners of one quite big boat. It has been a year of long jobs lists but it seems like a good time to look back and reflect on how far Narwhal has come and the work that we have completed on her so far. Ok, deep breath, here goes...

  • Cleaned everything
  • Cleaned everything again
  • Changed the labels for everything in to English
  • Fitted a projector screen to watch TV on - a major bonus!
  • Serviced the engine
  • Discovered the turbo charger wasn't working
  • Fitted a new turbo charger
  • Discovered the battery charger wasn't working
  • Replaced the battery charger
  • Fitted new batteries and re-wired the charging system
  • Scrubbed her bottom
  • Scrubbed her bottom again
  • Re-upholstered all the cushions
  • Made a new bed for the master cabin
  • Bought lots of stuff on eBay
  • Replaced both heads (toilets)
  • Put up black out curtains
  • Got our rib 'Baby Narwhal' up and running
  • Serviced the winches (this took sooo long!)
  • Replaced a lot of the running rigging
  • Repaired the sail bag added new lazy jacks
  • Bought loads more stuff on eBay
  • Fitted a new navigation computer
  • Fixed the auto pilot
  • Fitted wifi and 3G communications ariels
  • Replaced the VHF
  • Repaired rust patches on the deck
  • Repaired more rust patches on the deck
  • Learnt that phosphoric acid is really good for cleaning rust patches
  • Changed the interior lights
  • Added storage facilities
  • Bought even more stuff on eBay
  • Fitted two life rafts
  • Fitted deck safety gear
  • Added 'Narwhal' to the safety gear
  • Added 'Narwhal' to Narwhal
  • Added a picture of a Narwhal next to the 'Narwhal' on Narwhal
  • Changed to a larger gas bottle system
  • Sound and fire proofed the engine bay
  • Added spray dodgers
  • Got some kayaks for adventuring in
  • Made a website to share our exploits with you
  • Filled the library with cool adventure books
  • Made Narwhal into our home
  • Had some awesome adventures :)

Happy Birthday Narwhal!