Sunday, 17 January 2010


We are currently being so productive and organised that we are both scared half to death!

We set ourselves a time table of one month to work through our 'to do' list. The boat has been in serious need of some TLC for a while now and we want to get on top of the jobs before we set sail again, this time for a much longer period.

So since last Wednesday we have;

Installed the new navigation lights, fore and aft.
Repaired the leaking aft heads. This involved stripping down the Jabsco manual loo and replacing a total of three parts.
Repaired the bronze rubbing strip that was damaged in Cuba. Sawn off the damaged end and swopped the damaged outboard strip for the perfect inboard one. Replaced the sheared copper(!) screws with suitable bronze ones.
Finally restored all FOUR house batteries to fully functioning, Amazing!
Reupholstered the step/seat in the forward cabin.
Regassed the refrigerator and cleaned thoroughly.
Emptied, cleaned and replaced kit in the wet locker. It was very mouldy, cleaned all the wet gear, lifejackets etc.
Cleaned the stove, including the oven.
Spring cleaned the clothing lockers, threw out heap of kit we never wear and now have nice orderly shelves(if you knew me you would know how really scary this is!).
Repaired damaged portlight.
Repaired the sprayhood.


We are feeling rather pleased with ourselves this evening! Tomorrow we have to hunt down some parts, take down the Yankee for some restitching and repair the shower pump in the forward heads. That'll keep us out of mischief I hope.

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