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© 2020 by UK Marine Electronics Ltd: Whitehaven: Cumbria


Bucks Fizz 2. (BF2) is a 26' Sealine 260. Built in 1991 she was found by her current owners in a farmyard in Durham in 2013. Restored at Whitehaven Boatyard by Chris Dobson Marine (our old business). She spent time at Whitehaven and then Windermere.  Over the past two years the current owners have not had the time to use her and like all unused boats she has deteriorated. The current owners have kindly let us use her as a demonstration boat, and project BF2 was born. Follow her progress and join in  the technical discussions as she is re fitted in 2020 and follow her adventures in 2021.

BF2 was hauled out at Whitehaven In February 2020, so that work can begin.

The haul out is because like many projects she will become a dead ship. No power but a few extension leads. In this phase of the project we will be

  • Rewiring the engines to a custom built control system including NMEA 2000 Integration.

  • Rewiring the DC power system. To have a dedicated engine, service battery and critical systems supply.

  • Installation of the Lithium battery system and associated circuits.

  • Installation of a Galvanic Isolator.

  • Installation of Victron Multi-plus.

  • Reworking the main console by Boatwork Ltd

  • Checking out the fuel problem.

At the end of phase 1 she will be ready to go back in, but a long way from completion.

Follow her progress here with links to detailed information on the work as it progresses.