Working in 37°C and high humidity is no fun, it’s a hard life on the hard. There is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel; hopefully not the train coming the other way! The barnacles are all off and in between torrential rain showers and storms we have got a tie coat of paint on and 2 coats of antifouling. There’s still one more full coat of antifouling to do and a fourth strip at the waterline. The shrink-wrap should be coming off tomorrow and on Monday we’ll have our supports moved so we can get those patches painted.
The faulty Victron inverter/charger has proved more of a challenge. The power board was faulty which necessitated a new unit and unfortunately, as our 2 matching units are run in tandem, both had to be replaced because the software of a new one would not be compatible with our old one (which is still working perfectly). The last 2 weeks have been spent in a nightmare communications vacuum between Victron Holland, Victron US and their representative here but the shipment finally arrived in Trinidad today and we’re waiting for it to clear customs. Frustrating that an eye-watering amount has gone out on the new chargers + shipping and we’ll see no benefit when the new ones are installed.
All the other ongoing jobs are unexciting and too numerous to mention here. Our splash date keeps getting postponed but we are now scheduled for next Friday. Fingers crossed that all goes to plan and we get in the water soon, leave life on the hard behind and these posts get more interesting!
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