Here's the dilemma. We have one of the little "hats" to keep the rain out of the flue. When Mick was installing it there were a few people mention the problem of gunk dripping down onto the roof from the edge of the hat and staining the roof of the boat. We can see on other boats where this has happened.... and run down the channel along the edge of the roof and the dribbled down the side of the boat. Not pretty. With the roof covered in snow yesterday the problem was obvious. The snow under the flue was stained with gunk.
Some boaters appear to have just removed the hat altogether to avoid this happening. But we're wondering if it's not a good thing to have rain or snow getting into the flue. Surely moisture inside the flue is going to leave residue on the inner walls of the flue?
We have found so many fantastic ideas from other boaters and we're hoping there might be some for this problem.
Meanwhile, it's been a clearer day today. The pontoons are a bit more manageable with the snow trampled down. It looks like there is more snow to come though.
Weather for Stone, UK
Currently : 1°C Mostly cloudy
Sat : Chance of snow, Max 0° Min -3°
Sun : Chance of snow, Max 0° Min -2°
Mon : Chance of snow, Max 0° Min -10°
Tue : Partly sunny, Max 1° Min -3°