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June 2014

Day 14 of Summer Trip 2014 – The launch!

Well I found it particularly hard to get to sleep last night! I spent ages running through all the scenarios of things that could go wrong, mostly maneuvering Excalibur around the marina, getting slammed sideways into moored boats, their anchors tearing holes into the side of Excalibur and me powerless to do anything about it!...

Day 11 of Summer Trip 2014 – Stern gland repacked and exhaust elbow refitted

In the morning Kevin came over and refitted the exhaust elbow. The exhaust elbow had been x-rayed and a section of the exhaust elbow had been chopped off, and a new section fabricated and welded on. After the exhaust elbow was fitted, Kevin then repacked the stern gland. The stern gland basically keeps the propeller shaft watertight....

Day 9 of Summer Trip 2014 – Oh Sandy!

No not that sandy! This sandy.. Today job was to sand the inside of the cockpit locker lids, varnish and eventually use those neoprene seals to ensure the lockers are as watertight as possible. Here’s some pretty pictures of the amazing transformation. The only problem with Sandy (my Bosche sander is called Sandy), is once...