Another month. Another set of jobs completed. Since the preceding blog we have:-
- Fitted four Harken 1968 locking double foot blocks in the cockpit (to handle four lines per side - jib sheet, staysail sheet, reaching sheet and boom brake).
- Neil (the shipwright) installed a large shelf and sliding doors in the old pilot berth on the starboard side of the cabin.
- Removed old batteries and their mounting boxes, creating a large stowage space under the quarter berth.
- Rebuilt the "larder" (saloon table/locker unit) to house new batteries, prompting a name change to "the power station"
- Installed and connected four new Lifeline 105Ah AGM batteries, giving us 315Ah of house battery capacity. This included all-new wiring to the engine and the instrument panel.
- Fitted BEP Battery Isolation Switches and Voltage Sensitive Relay. The latter automatically charges the start battery from the engine before switching to charge the house bank.
- Fitted a Xantrex TrueCharge2 40Amp battery charger for use when in marinas (like now!)
- Our new staysail / storm jib is now enroute to us from UK Halsey in Fremantle.
- All new mooring lines installed on-deck gear stowed - cyclone preparation.
|New sliding doors on starboard side in saloon|
|New batteries and isolation switches|
|New Lifeline AGM batteries|
Still plenty to do on the job list, but most of the expensive interior and on-deck work is now done.
Hope all's well where you are!