Covering both aft and forward decks is a flexible plastic matting which seems to work very well.
It gives a good non-slip surface while allowing rainwater and dirt to drain away.
On both sides, front and back, are fold-out steps which make climbing up to the cabin top easy. I'm going to have to do something about the slippery (gloss painted) surface up there, though.
And one more feature is a holder, fixed immediately behind the rudder post, for the rotary washing line. This will be very useful for Ally and Ben in the marina. The clothes line was supplied too.
How many spanners to tighten one nut? - It was almost a reversal of yesterdays cruise...well not quite as we never made it back onto the Ashby but the plan was to wind after descending lock 6 at ...
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