A few weeks ago workmates presented me with a daily tear-off count down calendar that ends on my retirement date. That calendar is now down to single digits and I am really really REALLY excited.
Flurry of last minute installsAs the date approaches, we have been busy doing last minute installs of equipment and sorting through bins to make sure only useful stuff takes up valuable stowage space. I still have one big box of in-process stuff that is taking up room on the settee, and then there is everything covering the chart table top that needs to be sorted through and either pitched or stowed. Yikes!
Cate is really happy about one of my projects last week. Our forward shower sump pump was working slower and slower and sometimes had to keep running 10 minutes after a shower was over. It finally stopped pumping altogether. It was one of those old Jabsco 4 chamber pumps and I replaced it with a new Jabsco 50880 shower/waste water pump. Man does Cate like that pump! It is quiet and is powerful enough to easily keep up with the shower water flow. The brochure says it even eats hair but I think I will keep the strainer in the line for now.
Horizon's radio shack is coming along. A couple weeks ago I got the satellite phone mounted with all its hands-free connections but we still have to figure a good way to bring out the cable and mount the external antenna.
While spending quality time in the engine room, I realized there is room to mount a full size anvil vise so maybe next weekend after the JSI Marine Flea Market, we will hit a swap meet and try to find a nice used one.
Our rail space is quickly being overtaken by four jerry jugs for gasoline and diesel and now, 2 Kayaks. Once we add the two SS Dahon folding bikes, are we going to have enough room to move around on deck? If only Avon manufactured an inflatable barge...