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November 24, 2004

Repairs and Upgrades Continue

The tube bundle has been removed, cleaned and replaced and she is much happier.

I have two re-wiring projects and then I am going to finish replacing and upgrading my GPS/Autopilot integration with a laptop running Nobeltec VNS. All the parts have arrived but Thanksgiving is likely to put a crimp in getting everything done. Either way, I have gotten a lot farther down my todo list.

She's really getting back to Bristol condition. We may take her to the city over the Turkey weekend and will definitely take her out over the Christmas Holidays. Also in the next couple of months we're going to take her up to Napa for a weekend.

Sure is nice to have her in order.

November 16, 2004

Lots of Todo Items Nearly Done

Boatfix loves me right now.

I've been knocking off lots of items from my list of things that need to get addressed. I've been sanding and painting rust off the fridge, and entertainment center as well as dealing with a corrosion spot or two on the engines and engine mounts. I've been testing and upgrading bilge pumps and wiring. I also repaired the spotlight switch that had been left as a niggling problem. I finally replaced the missing stair light and in fact traded both out for new lights. On order are new wiring harnesses and rope lights for the companionway.

I'm starting to spec out replacing the carpet in the salon with wood and replacing the TV with a flat panel to create more storage. I'm also looking at how to add a fuel transfer pump and filter.

Doc Hino and/or Earl are supposed to stop in this weekend to yank the tube bundle from port so I can boil it out. With that, the punch down list should be getting much shorter.