Since the new year we have installed all the port holes and sea cocks, as well as varnishing all the teak cabinet doors and trim inside the boat. Ellery has nearly varnished all of the cabin sole. Some of the reading lights in the salon have also been installed. We are also super excited to have scored a great deal on two pairs of winches!
Ellery finally got the engine running thanks to the wonderful work of our mechanic. He said he now feels more equipped to deal with any mechanical difficulties in the future.
We ordered custom cushions for the salon and v-berth, which we are really pleased with. They are very comfortable and really make the boat feel like home. Ellery also installed the breaker panel and our new Bluetooth stereo.
The boat is really starting to look and feel like a sailboat now! Ellery has painted the deck and the bull works, installed the hawse and chain pipes. He has done more varnishing because this seems to be a never ending job! The navigation station with electrical panel is looking operational now too. We decided to remove the old toilet and we have ordered a compost toilet. This means we won’t have a holding tank, so we can use that space for something else.