|Mast "in slings"|
|Mastless in Mooloolaba|
|Old masthead fittings|
|The offending pins "eating" the mast|
On Friday the replacement high pressure oil line for the engine arrived, plus the new wetbox/waterlock/muffler and exhaust hose. We walked along to the local Whitworths shop (chandlers) and spent way to much money on boat stuff - principally LED globes, new LED deck light and hose for the new water bladders.
Today we continued sanding back the spreaders (nearly done at last!), installed new LED globes in the masthead lights and rewired the mast. The new tricolour LED globe required some "remodelling" of the existing mounts to accommodate the new globe. It fits with about 1mm clearance - phew! The new light will hugely reduce our power consumption at night since it uses 3.5W and the old used 25W. The wiring was completed without a hitch, including fitting mousing lines to pull through future cables if necessary.
This afternoon we took the bus into Mooloolaba and collected our mail from the yacht club marina, then had a pleasant sundowner with Gary and Nat, owners of a very nice new Hanse 44 "Mocean". Their boat is being commissioned near Zen Again at Lawrie's. After that we enjoyed a huge Waygu rump steak for dinner aboard Zen Again.
Hope all's well where you are!