New Panel And More.

The "to do" list seemed to grow faster than we could get items crossed off. Well it finally seems as though the list is shrinking. We have made a final list of items that must be accomplished before we leave this fall for a 1 - 2 month extended sea trial in the Caribbean. The wiring is now complete. Recent improvements include, several new DC outlets (auto cigarette lighter style) so we can plug in chargers, a 12 volt trouble light and any thing else that need 12 volt dc power supply. I built a new engine gauge panel and installed new Murphy mechanical gauges for greater reliability. See Photo. New fans, for comfort, were installed in the v-berth and the galley. We can use the fan in the galley as a exhaust fan to get heat from cooking out of the cabin. A very handy engine compartment light was installed to help make inspections easier. I cleaned and painted the engine and completely re-wired the engine. See Photo. The new cabin lights are installed. They are really sweet. Each light has a high and low setting in both red and white. The red is a must for night sailing to keep from damaging your night vision ability.

The big items remaining are:

- new extended double rail pulpit

- new stern enclosure to support wind and solar energy generation

- security alarm

- new laminate on galley and head counters

- finish the wood and bright work on the cabin top and companionway

- install new potable water lines

- install new fuel take and revamp fuel supply system

This list will be completed by November to ensure a safe and comfortable sea trial and winter vacation. We will keep you posted on progress.

Well, the blogspot is not letting me upload photos right now so I will place the photos on later.

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