Before we get to that, here's a brief recap of the last few days and the whole reason we went back up to the BVI (other than a sweet celebration of my birthday.) We were able to get our survey and haul-out completed and are now just filing the paperwork to have our insurance set up. The final report of the survey found a few repair items, a few more maintenance items and stated that the boat was in above average condition given age and ex-charter status. None of the identified items were a surprise so we were very happy with the results and the ensuing valuation.
|Henry backed up in carefully to the travel lift slip, negotiating around all the big boats at Nanny Cay.|
|Getting Mowzer into position for her lift. She needs to be nice and centrally settled on the lift straps.|
|She's out and showing off a very dirty bottom.|
|All checked and cleaned off, ready to get back into the water.|
Here's what's up, and yes, I know that looking at a job list is not all that exciting but it's our lives at the moment and there's nothing like the sense of accomplishment as items get ticked off:
- Repair two windows that are leaking.
- Service the sliding door which has become stiff to move.
- Repair dings in the gel-coat.
- Reconnect the windlass remote control.
- Replace the electric head (toilet) with a manual one which will allow us to remove the boost pump from the cabinet where we're installing the water maker - and this in turn provides us with a backup manual head if (when) our other electric one fails.
- Complete the water maker installation - we made good progress and have everything now mounted in position, just need to do the final plumbing and electrical hookups.
- Install four solar panels, route the wiring and hook into the batteries.
- Complete the forward sunshade, to give shade over the trampoline and front of the boat.
- Remove the old sailbag and replace with a new one - the old one is ripped but will go on in life by providing matching fabric to use for the solar panel installation on top of our bimini.
- Install our new EPIRB in the cockpit (this is the emergency beacon that will go off in a catastrophic incident and is one of those things we hope never to have to use.)
|One thing I won't be doing is bucket laundry while on the dock - there's a laundromat at Crown Bay.|