The emergency rudder needs a paint job.
I sorted most of it out, but needed the help of Technique Plaisance, a local naval yard to install a new water heater as well as two new 180amp batteries and re-fitting the compartment access. The engine was thoroughly serviced by local rock-star mechanic David. He didn’t just do a lube job, he performed his skills with empowered enthusiasm and delivered in the most academic form.
I continued to tackle smaller projects aboard Sailing Vessel Galopin, and overall did well. Set up my cool crib interior, changed the head pump, replaced all the bulbs with LEDs. The most challenging job was servicing the 9 winches. A job I estimated to take a couple of days took a week. Once again, you can’t hurry things. But the manly tingle I got back from greasing up them bad winches successfully, was perversely gratifying.