We departed Dux anchorage Sunday morning for Hope Island as soon as Moor R&R started floating again. This seems to be coming a little bit of a habit. Perhaps my search for shallow anchorages is going a tad to far.
We departed Hope Island Marina our berth for Sunday night at 0745 to head around to the Boat Works slipway to haul out for 10 days.
Inserting Sea Lift Legs under Moor R&R
Ready to start lift.
Going up sir!.
Up the ramp after sorting out a slight traction issue.
What a dirty bum you have.
Into the High Pressure wash down bay.
Then the work started, thanks once again to Steve off Clear Horizons he drove our car down from Brisbane for us then, we got stuck into the two jobs slated for day one. (Well he got stuck in and I assisted around the edges).
First was New seals and "O" rings in lower sail drive legs and inspect the shafts for ware.
Prop anode removed.
Prop blades then come off 3 x retaing screws hold three pins in that the blades rotate on.
Tab held locking bolt that holds on the Prop nut (double security).
Prop hub removed.
Drive shaft removed.
Parts ready to be cleaned up for re-assembly.
All re-assembled sans ring and prop anodes, ready to be polished up and protective Prop-speed applied.
Second Job for day 1 removal of seized up engine cooling water inlet valves and installation of New Stainless steel units.
New valves installed.
A big days effort but well pleased with the first days work. The Company doing the hull polishing started with the spot cleaning of stainless and hull at the same time.
All I had to do was run Steve back to his boat 85 km each way and I could then have a shower and fall into bed.
Day 1 done and dusted.