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This spring saw the gas system put back in and a Dometic Starlight cooker fitted, plus a heater. Both are an enormous success - freshly-baked rolls on a gruesome morning are a great boost to morale and the heater was well used during the past fortnight's wet and windy weather. We also bought one of the new 'Boatie' oven/frying pans and christened it with freshly-caught Pollock, oven baked. One innovation our regular crew had her doubts about was the fitting of a washbasin in one half of the wet locker. Originally this was to have a fixed back to it but skipper decided on a low splashback so we could reach the rail behind and still use that bit of wet locker. We improvised with plastic sheet over the oilies (to save soap splashing on them and ruining the waterproofing) during the cruise but he's designed a hinged splashback with a mirror which can swing out of the way when we need access to part 2 of the wet locker. Said crew was delighted with the new basin and I was delighted that folk were no longer queueing to wash their hands in the galley over the mugs (very unhygienic!)! A couple of years ago we fitted door to separate the forecabin from the heads/wet locker area. This was a recycled oak wardrobe door. Although we can't use the cushion insert, the additional privacy for non-family crew is worth it and, with an extra bolt, the whole heads/wet locker area can be isolated from the saloon and forecabin to allow privacy when washing. Crew is now delighted!