Today is delivery day for a number of appliances that will be built into Achernar as the build progresses. The ordering process was fairly painless being able to do it all online and we have been able to arrange for the deliveries to all be made on the same day. However the time period ranges from 0700 to 1900 which would be slightly more tolerable if there was some six nations rugby to watch - ho hum.
Anyway back to the items. We have ordered a 9" Francis searchlight to adorn the front of the boat. This will be sent directly to the boatbuilder nearer the completion date. I have read numerous comments on forums about boaters being blinded in tunnels by oversized tunnel lights but I do think they look good on the front of a boat. I will however ensure that the light is angled up and right to try and mitigate the effect upon oncoming boats.
9" Francis searchlight being supplied by Paul Westby
The other items ordered include a Zanussi ZWC1301 washing machine, a Candy OVG505/3N gas oven, a Bosch gas hob and the new Dyson digital cordless vacuum cleaner.
Dyson DC44 digital
I can report that all the items expected arrived in good condition. Once checked all were re-packed ready to be delivered to Steve Hudson as and when he requires them.