Been in the marina for 12 days now. Has been a lot of running around stuff to get ready to install or fix or upgrade prior to and during haul out in January.
Still working on leak in forward lockers think I have found the source now to seal up and restore back to normal.
Sail boom bag off to sail maker for some cutting and remodeling to make it less flappy if that's a word.
Most of equipment now sourced and arrived for two new bilge pumps plus alarms and high water alarms for engine spaces. Currently these areas are plumbed to main bilge via hoses and valves so once fitted they will be totally separate water tight areas.
Seals, anodes and oil ready to service the lower sail drive legs and props when out of the water in January.
Booked the lift out and Anti-foul bottom paint as well as a full cut an polish of the hulls to get them glossy again.
Purchased 100 meters of White 16mm Double braid to splice up new docking lines. The Black ones are 4 years old and still are leaving marks on hull, so going for practical white, instead of the contrasting black dock lines. Especially after we will be paying to have the hulls polished.
New water shut off valves for motors ready for installation.
New 16mm black nylon anchor chain bridle made and installed sans 4 of the 5 shackles that used to hold the old one on. These caused quiet a bit of noise when at anchor in certain wind and tide conditions. Now held on via Dyneema loops and very quiet I hope.
The boat was put on a diet with a lot of stuff being put into storage that was on board but not used. I estimate 300 plus kg removed. That will raise the water line a few mm.
Still to do prior to haul out:
Service the Generator.
Service the Outboard Motor.
Service the primary fuel filters on both engines.
Service the water maker.
Look into replacement tap-ware for Port side bathrooms due to excessive corrosion.
Sand and re-coat aft teak deck area.
In between getting inspected, injected, infected and put into perspective with the usually doctors, dentists and optician type appointments.
I will be glad when this rest is over and we can get back to our normal day to day routine.
Lunch to day is with Kathy's "Women Who Sail Australia" group. Normally this is all secret women's business, but men are welcomed to this event.
I guess they will have a table down the back for the blokes to keep each other company at.