Busy day in the boat yard
As expected, with the sun shining and temperatures near 20C our boat yard was alive with activity yesterday. People have finally started showing up to remove their winter covers and do what we have been doing for weeks, prep their boat for launch. Our day was no exception and we got a lot accomplished. Here is a list:
- Finished attaching props by installing cotter pins
- Changed lower unit gear oil in starboard engine
- Greased engine hold-down locks (we think)
- Greased throttle cables (we think)
- Lubricated steering cables
- Swapped starboard and port battery banks
- Topped up batteries with distilled water
- Made final plans for windlass wire run – ordered wire
- Drilled hole for windlass wire run into Starboard Bow Locker
- Replaced gasket on main sliding hatch
- Replaced gasket on refrigerator
- Re-bedded snaps where Dodger attaches at the front
- Fabricated Windlass breaker stand-offs
- Removed Starboard Berth Cabin Roof to recon Winch install
- Installed new shorter Navigation table
- Attached and clamped head vent hose
- Drank beer in the sunshine!
Today we will be picking up the windlass wire and attempting to wrestle it into position. We still can’t mount the windlass until we get the base pad sorted out but at least the wire will be ready when we do.
Down the hatch to lubricate the rear of the steering cables.
Disconnecting cables in preparation of swapping port and starboard battery banks.
They are Freakin’ heavy!!!
The boat had some tears in this gasket when we purchased her. The previous owner was kind enough to leave us some gasket material to replace the old stuff.
Our Nav table went on a bit of a diet and lost some weight.
We are all about esthetics. How do you think this winch looks here? 🙂