Just when you think It could not possibly get to be any more fun, it does. Towards the end of day 4 (hot) there comes a shout from Kathy in the Port hull "we have a major problem". The contents of the Port Forward toilet bowl have been leaking out and collecting in the unused shower now re purposed as storage.
An hour an half later we finally have the mess cleaned up, have a shower and head out for dinner with Vicki and Tony at a Thai place down the way.
Day 5 the morning (hotter) was spent dismantling, cleaning the replacing Macerator pump and motor and re-assembly. After showering flaked out for the rest of the day.
Late on day 5 once again those chilling words " You will not believe this, but we have another major problem" This time Port aft toilet has started to leak. I thought they where "Jabsco" brand but may well be made by some bloke called Murphy.
So day 6 dawns with me back in the bathroom with my head stuck down another toilet while the temperature heads towards melting point. Lucky this has only just started to leak, so a new seal and o-ring after a good clean up and re-assembly all is good again for another 5 minutes.
While I was having so much fun playing with the toilets the polishing and anti foul painting continued outside. By the end of day 6 the girl was starting to look the business on the outside at least. Clean freshly painted bum. Sides and top all polished and gleaming. Stainless Steel (Now that has got to be the biggest lie when applied to a boat in history) rust stains removed and all polished and shining in the harsh sunlight.
In between playing with toilets, I managed to swap out the head-sail furler and 1st reef lines for new Spectra lines. Re-install the wiring that had been un-tied to facilitate the removal of stains from the Stainless Steel. Install the new hull anode and new Sail drive leg and prop anodes on each side.
We are managing to sleep ok with the aid of our portable 240 volt Air Con we purchased up in Townsville a few years ago. I would not describe the cabin as cold but at least it takes the edge off.
Day 7 Sunday dawns warm again, what surprises lay around the corner for me today. I keep checking the 3rd toilet it has not played up for at least 6 months, must be time any day soon.