Over the past few days we've had some really cold nights and although the days have also been cold, in the main the we've had some sunshine too.
This morning (Sun 27th) was no exception except that the snow has now all gone. At least once each week when the early morning temperature is supposed to be a bit warmer (around 5/6°c) as per the weather forecast we let the fire go out overnight so that the stove can have a good clean out including the glass in the door. Last night was one of these nights but the forecast let us down and it was only about 2° outside when we awoke ... to a very cold boat!
The Webasto heating had not come on ... so no heat in the radiators and no hot water ... oh nooooo!
On went the immersion heater and the fire was lit - after I'd cleaned it out that is ...
... and George has spent most of the day wiping up all the spilt antifreeze solution from the Webasto and disassembling it.
Still Rockin' is 4½ years old and this is the second time we've had a problem with the heating system ... the same problem in fact!
The combustion chamber had developed a split which could only be discerned when heated. The last time was 18 months ago when George sourced and fitted a replacement chamber. He'll be on the 'phone tomorrow trying to get hold of yet another one quickly before we go away for six weeks.
We had a Webasto heating system on our narrowboat Rock 'n' Roll and it never gave us minutes trouble and is still going strong after nearly 12 years.