After our latest order of hatches and materials arrived it was time to fit these. Pete is still busy with the hatch for our forward cockpit entrance along with making a washboard as well. Here are a few pics.
It's pretty rewarding standing back and looking back at her admiring all her new paint, hatches and portholes. A very different look to the boat we bought not that long ago! Our focus now is on getting the rest of the deck ready to finish the deck paint job. The chainplates had to be removed, space had to be made below deck to start bringing all the tools inside again and any other fittings and repairs need to be addressed over the next few weeks as part of the prep. Removing the chainplates wasn't a quick job and the sheer weight and length of them didn't make it an easy job either! Lucky for us the chainplates and deck are in great condition and just require the general maintenance and service, the bolts on the other hand definitely need replacing. Check it out:
As you can see plenty of work ahead to keep us busy. We have also got conduits, lights and other bits and pieces ready to be fitted and keep us busy in the evenings. We are less than 5 months away from our launch date with no time to waste, so keep your eyes peeled for updates :-)