The BIG day is here
The BIG day is here
Aligned the bearings for the rudder and welding it in to a new shape
Painting antifouling is always a grate feeling
This week the goal is:
Mounted one of six solar panels
New composite bushings and walves is mounted
New DST-800 NMEA 2000 combined DEPTH/SPEED/TEMP sensor
Removed the old water intake to engen etc. and added composite bushing
Removing the drive shaft is not easy, we might need to remove the engine to manage this.
When lifting the boat we removed the rudder, Ö-varvet is currently repacking the lower bearing and redesigning the mount for control arm.
This is likely the last big job in the hull.
Repairs to the keel from previous collisions.
The first two stripes is in place but the tape reacted with the paint . From a distance it looks ok. Could be that the lines will be wider when we adjust the edges.
This update is for the last ten days and we have made grate progress and spent above 100 hours working on the boat.
The last welding job (found an other one later)
More putty knife and grinding.
Three layers of Jotun jotamastick epoxy and one layer primer.
More putty knife and grinding above the waterline
The paint delivery finely arrived the day before painting day
The clouds moved in and provided the perfect conditions for painting.
Thursday: connected the Victron BMW-702 battery monitor and it indicates 100% capacity. The BMV-702. Will allow for monitoring two different battery banks at the same time. We will have one main battery bank (Battery bank 1) and one separate (Battery bank 2) for units that need lots of amps during a short time, for example the starter on our engens and the anchor winch.
The new AGM battery with 200ah weigh 60kg and it was tight to fit it into the cabin. The main switch has three settings accordingly:
1. only batteri engaged with boat
2. only charger engaged with battery
3. (1+2) charger engaged with battery and battery engaged with boat.
Thursday: the forward part of the hull on the inside need a lot of work before the outside can be completed, and there are many of these compartments left to be completed.
Our plan is to grind Starboard side under the water line during this week
1. 22:30 Sunday
2. 23:00 Monday with fokus on the Keel
3. 21:30 Tusday with fokus on the water line
3. 21:30 Thursday with fokus on the water line
4. Saturday and Sunday approximately 20h of work
Had to clean the boat next to ours the day after sins it went from white to blue during the night 😉