Wednesday 10th April
Received a call today to ask whether we wanted a hospital silencer fitted to Achernar.
This was something we had researched in the early days of our planning but had forgotten about as we focused on the more interesting aspects of the build. Steve Hudson informed me that the engine bay needs to be configured slightly differently to fit the silencer which is much larger than normal and that retro fitting the item would be difficult.
If we have moored up in a peaceful location the last thing we want is to listen to a noisy engine charging the batteries and we certainly don't want to inflict our noise on others so the decision is to have a hospital silencer fitted from new.
We were also told that the steelwork is progressing well so I intend to travel to Tamworth next week to photograph the progress.