3687Hrs – Recharging Work
Well I was right about it being difficult to do the epoxy filleting today, not one pot of epoxy was mixed. I’ll pay for it later of course but today I was pleasantly distracted by the arrival of goodies.
The first delivery was of the aluminium mast parts I ordered sometime back. Over the coming weeks I’ll prep the masts ready for them to be welded in place. There are two mast caps and gusset plates, eight shroud hooks and two blanking plates for the stern tube.
Next to arrive were two 12v batteries. I’ve gone for 110Ah sealed units, these Numax jobbies look the business.
Last up came two 100W monocrystalline semi-flexible solar panels. I wasted no time in getting them fixed in place on the deck pod roof. I’ll be shopping around for a controller and all the bits and pieces needed to connect them to the batteries.
I’m really pleased with this roof. It’s turning into a real multi-purpose item. Apart from the obvious benefit of protecting us from the elements it will now provide fresh water and electricity!
Here’s a couple of close-ups of the drains I fitted yesterday.
To finish off the day I plumbed in the toilet compartment sink and water pump and then got the Airhead toilet fixed into position.
All of these jobs are fun to do because unlike epoxy filleting they give me a tangible sense of nearing completion. I must be careful though, to some extent it’s an illusion. I still have a fair bit of proper graft to get through yet but days like today sure help things along.
Another couple of days of paid work to do now but I’ll be back at the weekend……… f in filleting!