True, but i'm trying out different ideas on the van that are directly applicable to the boat such as fitting led lights which took a great deal of head scratching. Mainly due to the fact i know nothing of the voodoo that is electricity, still like alot of things in my world i got there in the end.
Figured it would be good practice for the boat so dug out my multimeter and re-learned a few concepts via the internet and some youtube vids on wiring. The led lights themselves are quite bright and since all six only use 0.75 amps - was quite impressed.
Another boat-related activity is fitting a VSR and second battery which i want to do so i can charge tool batteries and phone and keep some food onboard, this means i'm truly mobile should i work away from home and save a few quid along the way.
Having priced a few things the grand total for cables and bits is somewhere around the £250 mark so will build the system into some custom cabinets i'll make soon, at present i want to get the rubber flooring down over the new floor i fitted just a month ago as its started falling apart already!
If i could take it out and get a refund i would but i can't so the best i can do is cover over and make good, another one of those modern day Grrrrs!
Still the rest of the van looks pretty usuable.