Despite the changes that are happening with the boat the one thing that hasn’t changed is the weather. It is still freezing cold and taking some of the pleasure out of the work. But the work must go on so what’s been going on the last couple of days?
Yesterday saw Steve B join us and work started on getting the new autopilot fitted. The radar was also removed ready for the new one to be put in place tomorrow. The reason for changing the radar is so that it will work with the other equipment being fitted. More information on that to follow.
Ray turned his attention to cutting the gel coat on the wheelhouse and I made a start on the second coat of anti foul.
Is Ray working or taking a coffee break?
We took several trips out of the shed to buy anodes and bits and pieces. Whilst out and about we spotted a music system perfect for the boat and so now we had to decide if we should get it and so it was back to the shed to measure up and work out where we could place the speakers etc before making a final decision.
Steve, Ray and myself worked that out over a coffee and then it was back to work. Well it was for Steve and myself. Ray had disappeared. Mmmmmmmm
All was revealed about 15 minutes later when he arrives back having gone and bought the music system. So it was another coffee to arrange the fitting.
This sort of became the trend of the day so not all that much got done although we did enjoy the day.
Saturday was about getting back on track with the work and I set to finishing the anti foul that I hadn’t finished the day before.
Ray got on with polishing the wheelhouse, a job that didn’t get finished yesterday and Steve carried on with his stuff, which is all a bit too complicated for me.
Once the anti-foul was done I turned my attention to the teak trim around the boat which we were going to re-varnish but have now decided to completely sand it back and apply teak oil. This is going to take a while and a lot of sandpaper.
The new radome was put in place by Steve and then he turned his attention to getting a new transducer for the (secret) new electronics in place 😀 .
No Steve it didn’t fall through that hole!
Lunch was a fantastic fry-up in the marina, which Ray and I really enjoyed and poor Steve couldn’t have due to a diet.
It was very nice Steve.
The website address was added to the outside of the wheelhouse along with the telephone number. Spot the deliberate mistake.
That will be put right tomorrow.
The old anodes were removed after some effort, as some of the bolts used when they were put on were not stainless steel and had become corroded. The angle grinder soon sorted out that problem.
By this time all thoughts were turning towards getting home.
Everything packed away for the night and that’s exactly what we did.
Back in the morning for more.