The Oddity Blog

12th February 2022

PROGRESS

 Spring is pushing on winters door with Snowdrops giving it their all. Oddity will be leaving the boat shed in a weeks time and after so long the prospect seems a bit surreal. I am so excited to be able to stand back and see her from a distance. Being so unconventional there is also a dash of nerves, will she have character. I do hope so.

11th February 2022

PILOT HOUSE DECK HEAD & LIGHTS

 We had a good morning yesterday for we fitted the pilothouse lights and they worked perfectly. We treated ourselves to Calibra lights which have a button in the middle of the master switch to turn them on and then dim them. They are high quailty and emit natural light which yellows as they dim to add atmosphere. Not having to locate a bulkhead switch saves time and materials. 

11th February 2022

LEWMAR

We are a LEWMAR boat for their design and quality which, after well over 250,000NM, I can attest too. The anchor windlass has a remote that plugs in to the socket just to the right of the pilothouse as you look at it. Always good to be able to look over the bow when its in use. Before you say anything the pilothouse hatches are meant to face in opposite directions. One will act as a vacume/extractor over the galley when its wet and the other as a wind scoop if its hot.

10th February 2022

TANKS

I have had tank problems in the past and so it was only going to be the best for Oddity. Lots of research bought me to www.tek-tanks.com and I have to say they are amazing. Great service and the bespoke tanks are wonderful.

10th February 2022

Pulpit

 We needed a simple solution to dropping the mast on our own and Chris came up with a pullpit that sweeps down to a deck hinge just in front of the tabernackle. This means that we can use it as a quick and easy 'A' frame to lower the mast. I'm really looking forward top testing it in the near future.

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