Friday, September 13, 2013

Changing To A New Blog.

As this Blog is now full (1 GB) we change to a new Blog:

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Nearly Ready For The Launch?

This year we started the preparation work on 13 May and three months has now passed. OK we also spend some nice time in Beauvallon, as well as ten days in Luxembourg seeing the boys. We had a lot to attend to and one of the most time consuming, was the fresh water and forward holding tanks. They are now done to our satisfaction. The anti fouling was finalized yesterday, the polishing now done, bow-prop completed, new anodes installed all around and below the water line only the Gori prop needs painted. New out halt sheet bought today and some spares are on their way (hopefully) and the new anchor chain, should hopefully, arrive soon. When that is done I need to do the engine room and machinery.

Today we also installed some new batteries, which is a difficult and heavy job as they weight about 45 kg each. But it went well, even though the back is now poor again.

The battery bank as it looks today. We have eight batteries in total (total weight is 360 kg). 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Water Tanks.....

Today we re-installed the water tanks and again it was a huge job. Is it OK now, we are not sure, but are hopeful. However, we have noted a leak elsewhere, which we will check on tomorrow, before we head back to Luxembourg Friday, if we can.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Saint Maxime Market.

Today we went to Sainte Maxime market after I had a small intervention in my left foot and Chris bought giant Gambas, Oysters, Clamps, etc..

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Today St Tropez.

Today we were surprised that there was hardly any traffic when we drove to St Tropez. We had the usual walk along the port and in the back streets and a coffee at the port (€ 9.80 for two coffees). It is such a charming town, but of course there were loads of tourists and the prices are by far too high for everything.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Still In Beauvallon And Enjoying The Perfect Weather.

The Chap Sylvan that has the Water Tanks has experienced difficulties in getting the spare parts and we have now lost about two months on these tanks. Today I spoke again to him and he believes he has found a company that can manufacture the Stainless Steel pieces and likely he can have them in a week's time. that is good news and we cross our fingers that it will work now.

In the meantime we are enjoying the perfect weather here in Beauvallon and I set out below some photos of the garden this evening.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Preparation For The Water Tanks.

We have now cleaned the bilges and put insulation at the supports for the water tanks. Looks OK again and we now wait for Sylvan to return with the tanks after he has found the spare parts needed.

 Bilges cleaned as much as we can.
Chris attaching the insulation.