brief update

Here is a brief update to explain why we have not posted on our blog recently. This is a list of items that have been completed on Mary Rose V since we arrived in St Petersburg this Fall. Paint and insulate the inside of the hull, new headliner in the v-berth, paint the inside of the cabin top sides, repair and re-bedded two port lights, epoxy coat the underside of the deck and insulate and cover with FRP panel, sand the entire interior on all wood surfaces back to raw wood and refinish, refinish cabin sole, install new shut off valve on port fuel tank, install salt water rinse in galley sink, move exhaust thru-hull to above waterline, remove old transducer and repair hull, install hinged strainer covers to raw water intakes, moved engine raw water intake to lower bilge area, new bottom paint, removed mast and performed complete PM and replacement of all warn parts, installed 1½ inch conduit in mast and rewired the entire mast, installed new vhf antennae, SSB antennae, LED tri-color & light, anchor light, steaming light and forward deck spot light, sanded and refinished all brightwork, installed new Blue Cool refrigeration unit, enlarged refrigerator box and re-insulated the fridge box, installed cabin sole hatch locks, installed new alternator temperature sensor, rebuilt the raw water side of the engine, installed locking devices on cabin lockers and drawers painted bilge and installed new water tanks, installed AIS receiver and complete SSB communication system with weather fax. The Admiral has been working very very long hours in addition to helping with boat repairs as she is able. We are down to a very short list and will be on our way to ports further south on or about January 15, 2011 Stay tuned for more updates.