Monday, 20 May 2013

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5,4,3,2..

..days to launch

Mick came down with me at the weekend and we re-installed the anode.  Amazing how long a simple(ish) job can take. Mick also conducted a battery of electrical tests and pronounced that the anode would definitely work. On Sunday I then covered the prop in the fancy prop-shield anti-fouling and no-doubt promptly isolated the bronze prop from the sea water thereby disrupting the electrical circuit and rendering the anode redundant!? Well if so and if the prop shield wears off presumably it will start working again.

I also repaired the gel coat coat chips around the counter - not perfect but meets the Webb Chiles test (ok from a boat length away).

Mick gave me a lecture on the complexities of electrical circuitry when I questioned the need to completely map and understand the boat's existing wiring before installing the new solar panel. Suffice to say the outcome was Mick undertaking a detailed inspection of the wiring. The next challenge will be how to get the cable through the deck into the boat without causing too much damage. Mick also improved on my installation of the water filter bowl and dropped the wing nut from said filter bowel in the bilge never to be seen again!

Anyway now good to go. Lift in is on Wednesday at 1100.