The shore power was really becoming an issue which was preventing my full, and reasonable, enjoyment of the moorage. I complained, again. More investigation was made and a loose neutral connector was found atop a pole. This prevented proper load balancing between the two 120v legs of the 240v system. All seems normal now (fingers crossed).
Gave the BBQ a good scrub. This is a ‘Force 10’. The heat dissipation plate is nearly rusted beyond use. I will try to get one last season out of that. I mounted it to the stern. I have it hanging on the inside of the rail but probably hang it on the outside when in use.
I ordered the canvas from a place in Georgia, USA as they had the extra wide role. This way there will be no seam down the middle of the roof. I gather its arrival is imminent. So I have started taking the old stuff off.
It appears that the old stuff is not original. The person who did it last appears to have been reluctant to remove the molding to secure the canvas (except at the back). A metal strip was used for tacking the canvas. I will probably take the same approach. In fact the easiest thing for me to do is leave the tacked metal strip and then butt join the new canvas with another metal strip and them seam tape and paint. I will try to remove the old metal strip and see how it goes as this is going to hold it more secure.
I wonder what Tim would do?
Everything has been coming off ok – so far. The spot light may be a problem (I think I need a puller to get the control wheels off).