Lincoln, of Aquadoc Marine, Tortola, starting install of our Radar, chart-plotters etc December 2014.
Above and below: Reinforcing the interior bulkhead, to make sure the davits could take the additional weight of the solar panels, required removing the davits, life-raft compartment, and cockpit lockers, and reinforcing with 3/4 inch epoxy-treated marine plywood on both sides of the bulkhead.
Speaking of reinforcing ... we also had to reinforce the floor of the port aft cabin to take the weight of the 3 new 8D AGM batteries, weighing 160 lb each - almost 500 lb
Below: The leaking hydraulic ram for the autopilot, replaced April 2016. Doesn't look much like US$ 2,500 does it?
The exhaust cooling systems were also refurbished in April 2016. The exhaust elbows had been replaced a year previously.
Below: Diesel tanks removed, cleaned, inspection ports installed, and new bottoms welded on. Ready to reinstall!
Above: "Can we not just buy a new stove?"
"No, there's plenty of life left in this one!"
"Yes, but can we not just buy a new one, with a grill?"
Well that was only ever going to end one way, and, not long after, it did.
A remarkably similar conversation resulted in replacement of all the faucets and mirrors too.
Below: The old sanitation hoses and hardware lying on the dock. The new sanitation system, installed in April 2016, is much simpler and more reliable (and doesn't smell).
Both holding tanks were removed, cleaned and re-plumbed. Inspection ports were installed in the panels concealing the holding tanks to allow access without having to remove the panels. Picture below shows the holding tank behind the owner's shower stall.
Below. Installation of D-400 wind generator. Welding of the stainless steel supports performed by "TechNick" at Spice Island Marine Services. That's Nick himself directing operations.
Below: Haulout for 2017 Hurricane Season at Clarke's Court Boatyard, Genada.