Another busy boat day!

Today we’ve all been busy. Dad has been up the mast sorting out a few issues and taking down our broken spreader light. April has been learning how to fish under my instruction… (*spoiler alert* we caught one, but I’ll save those photos for tomorrow!) April then took her turn as Nocturne’s guard dog… she […]

I love puzzles, thank you Fuel Guard!

Furiends I’m so excited, today we’re figuring out where to purrlace the Fuel Guard system in Nocturne. Here’s the kit we received from Fuel Guard. There’s lots of bits and once we’ve combined them with our on-board spares, we should have everything we need… All the pieces remind me of a puzzle! Our fuel system […]

Busy in the boatyard!

The humans are on their way back to the lakes and me now! They’ve been busy taking care of Nocturne! The blue boat beside Noccy was anti fouled this morning and looks great. Nocturne’s hull is looking good and once she’s been anti-fouled she’ll be purrfect again! I love the yard because there’s always fun […]

Fuel Guard saves us from diesel bug FOREVER!

Remember I told you that I had pawesome news to announce this week? Well furiends today is the day! I have the upmost purrleasure to announce that after seeing our troubles with diesel bug last summer the PAWESOME company Fuel Guard have offered to sponsor us and provide us with one of their Fuel Guard […]

Nocturne’s sinking… really slowly!

Don’t panic furiends, I just wanted to get your heart rate up today! Nocturne is technically letting water in and so very technically she might sink if we didn’t do anything about it! We’re not going to let it get anywhere near a concern though, so don’t worry. What on earth is happening? I hear […]

Land Life = Complicated!

I’d forgotten how complicated living on land is. I’ve had quite a week dealing with connecting utilities such as gas and water, okay I admit it, I delegated most of it to the humans. These are all the things that we take care of ourselves living afloat but now we’re relying on big companies and […]

Diesel Bug strike two

Unfortunately after paying for our fuel tanks to be ‘professionally’ cleaned we set out to sea only to have the engine stop again! This time we were in a very different situation to the first time. We were properly at sea and it was the middle of night. After checking and realising that there was […]

Getting rid of diesel bug

As you know we had an unfortunate incident with diesel bug when the engine stopped as we were leaving Corfu. We made it back to Gouvia marina and looked into sorting out our problem. We researched a method called diesel fuel polishing where the fuel is pumped out and through a machine where its cleaned […]

Diesel bug drama

My boat has bugs! Yes furiends, many of you were right most of the problems with a modern diesel engine is fuel contamination or the engine being starved of fuel. Diesel bug is the boating name given to the organisms that form slimes in diesel fuels. It’s a microbe caused by water content in the […]

The engine stopped- Nippy towed Nocturne like a hero!

Furiends, remember on the way to Greece we got plastic rubbish wrapped around our propellor and we were adrift… Well, it wasn’t the only time this summer. We had some engine troubles and the engine stopped. Naturally, Murphy’s Law meant that there was no wind so we were adrift again. We were (thankfully, very slowly) […]