Finally, the engine parts arrived from the USA. Big event, the engine has been serviced and the new exhaust mixer was fitted this afternoon. Engine wise we are all ready to go. I took a trip into town this morning to pick up some additional antenna cable and connectors.
This afternoon I installed the AIS antenna on stern rail and ran the cable through the boat. All that remains now is to install the head unit and connect the power and we should be in business.
When running the antenna cable I found one of the echo sounder wires had disconnected. Age and corrosion had done its work and the echo sounder had stopped giving a reading. Lucky I found it as we definitely need an echo sounder around these parts. I will get going on a repair in the morning.
IPH ( Back of the depth display – Black wire corroded through and blue wire hanging by a thread)
The couriers with the EPIRB, Iridium Go and boat name stickers didn’t arrive today, they must be coming tomorrow. The replacement spreader is receiving a second coat of paint and is on track for Wednesday fitting.
Looks like I will only have two more sleeps at Canoe Cove Marina.