Monthly Archives: May 2014

23rd May 2014

Some forward movement, I guess I should be happy enough.

More work promised next week but then the new carpenter, Josh, is off for at least a week. Just have to wait and see. Biggest disappointment today was finding out that my life raft won’t fit between the mast and the companionway hatch garage. I will have to decide between the foredeck (not my favorite) or maybe a stainless steel rack on the transom.

So here are some pictures:-

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Slats put on half the locker covers. looking good.

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Cooker has been removed again to install new cupboard doors. You can see the fiddles around the fridge hatch. The fridge just needs gassing up and it should work.

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Holding tank (nice!) is installed, although there is still some plumbing to be done. Chris is doing this.

May 9th 2014

Slowly, slowly although you can see progress, so despite the fact that not much has been done it really looks as if it is coming together.

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I put the tiller back on last week and now the locker hatches are mostly on. The teak slats still need to be fitted.

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One reason for going down today was to check if I could get the new rubber dinghy into the locker (top right, top left is full of calorifier, water pump (fully working now) and accumulator). It was not packed especially well but it slid into the space without a hitch – brilliant.

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Electric windlass in place just waiting for the controls.

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Martin was back this week (Paul was off) but he fitted the cooker back in and has fitted the fridge compressor (under the new woodwork).  Chris saw me today and I told him where to put the cold plate and thermostat, so that should all be done for next week. I wanted the new plate horizontal so you could put an ice tray inside but there was nowhere to put it, so it goes vertical and I have to do without ice (or just buy it).

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Locker lid (hiding the diesel tank)_is in place – nice and new.

It is all looking much better. Still a fair amount to do though.