With freezing temperatures forecast for tonight in central England I have asked Ben and Ally to help prepare Jubilee to endure the cold.
The best thing would be some of this:
Now, I read somewhere that it's possible to drain the system without having to drain the water tank, so Ben has closed the stopcock immediately after the tank and opened the taps. He's also allowed the shower head to dangle in the shower tray to drain off water from there. I hope this is sufficient! When all the water had stopped flowing he turned the water pump off. Thanks, Ben!
And Ben has just told me that they lit the fire to keep the boat nice and cosy tonight, which is good. A shame, though, that there is no-one on board to enjoy it!
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