Peter Heading applied the final cream top coat this week and the job was done. Big thanks to Martin and Judy Krynen who sponsored the project, and Peters Heading and Laidlaw who did the work. The new 'lid' is exceptionally water-tight and strong, and it looks pretty good too.
Seeing all that clear roof space has stimulated consideration of options for using it - for instance it is an ideal spot for solar panels. During the summer 'Nancy' sits in the sun for at least 25 hours for every one that the motor is being used, so trickle charging would seem a strong possibility. This has the big advantage of freeing Nancy from the electrical cord to which she currently has to be tethered. Hans Sipsma is currently looking for a suitable 'solar sponsor', and Brian Marriott is providing technical advice.
If you are wondering about the life rings which previously used most of the roof space, they fit quite comfortably in a corner of the cabin, see the second pic below. If necessary we could probably keep a couple on the roof for accessibility.