First things first - one sure knows it’s winter when your deck looks like this in the morning...boy do we look forward to Summer and then the islands ;-)
While we try and keep warm in those wintery conditions, we are coming to an end on the interior. Pete’s been ticking off the last few jobs such as installing conduits and lights up forward as well as building doors, doors and more doors. At this stage they are all prepped and test-fitted and ready for resin coating and painting.
Upholstery work is in full swing, basins have been fitted, more flooring in the new heads (bathrooms) and other carpentry jobs such as the covers for the pipes in both aft cabins and the last cupboard doors amongst many other millions of little jobs. We are also still constantly fine tuning things and Pete has made new cup holders and shelves here and there wherever needed.
We‘ve also bought a windgenerator even though we tried to avoid it. In the end we’ve decided that the extra power, especially on the miserable but windy days will be worth it. We never had a power shortage on our old boat thanks to a windgenerator. It’s just the noise and look etc we tried to avoid but not being reliant on running the motor or generator to keep the batteries charged was more important to us. Between our solar panels and wind generator the batteries should be singing :-) Unfortunately no pics to show though as it’s raining again!
Next week will see us tackle one of the last big projects. Pete will be starting on replacing any of the rigging wire that needs replacing and focussing on the rigging which jncludes modifications to the boom. I will get started on sanding the mast, ready to get rid of the last yellow that remains :-)
I’ll be sharing more progress pics of the finished upholstery, guest cabins and new rigging project in my next blog update...so keep your eyes peeled xx