Before we set out on our cross Channel cruise, Alan checked oil levels, and changed the oil in the generator. On the same day we fitted a new Raymarine GPS. It seems we had been running on the GPS built into the plotter, not the purpose designed GPS. The new instrument certainly reduced the time taken to acquire a position.
Trained as Naval Architect. Involved in shipbuilding and shipyard construction/ Worked briefly in aviation. Joined Associated British Ports in 1984 as Business Development Manager. For 10 years until retirement in 2001, Environment Manager at ABP. Has owned several yachts described on this website