A quick visit on Wednesday afternoon was made, to catch up with the ‘team’ to see how work is progressing.
First job was to chat with Jon & Sue of Estuary Vessel Management, who have been making alterations to the berths, moving the anchor windlass, and othe works.
The aft cabin is finished and now has a double berth. A new mattress is being ordered to fit.
The front cabin is also finished. It had a v berth, separated down the middle by the anchor chain delivery pipe, which dropped the chain into the locker beneath the bed. The windlass has been moved forward, so that the chain can be dropped into the locker beyond the foot of the bed, rather than in the middle. Now a double berth can be made up.
Moving the windlass led to the discovery of some leaks in the deck. More work for Jon!
The construction of the housing for the microwave and spirit stove, by Jon, is now complete, and looks great.
Last week Jon polished the hull and antifouled it. He will fit anodes next week.
Mean while, Paul from Rainbow Marine completed the installation of the new touchscreen Garmin plotter. He has also fitted an AIS transponder so that Sindur is visible to other vessels and her followers on land – you should be able to find her on Vessel Finder and Marine Traffic.
The vhf aboard Sindur has been dodgy from day one, so a new black box Icom M400BB is being fitted. Paul is also fitting new nav lights and moving a couple of power points.
Once Paul has finished, Travis will be back to remove the starboard alternator, for a rework.
Other jobs outstanding, include checking the stuffing boxes and servicing the seacocks.
After that, it will be a case of packing everything securely, ready for road transportation.