Time for the big jobs on Anui while she is on the hard stand!
It is that time of year when we focus on maintenance: our own and the boat’s! So here is an update.
Just in case you think we are slacking off at Fraser Island, here is a reminder that boat maintenance is never ending. As we mentioned in our last post, we knew the war on drips had to continue!
Amazing but true, we are finally out of the marina! It has been another trying period. Getting anything done takes an inordinate amount of time and requires much follow up so you don’t drop off the tradies’ work list. But at last we can see the ocean instead of a breakwater wall. Mind you, we…
We have had to wrestle Anui again. She keeps reminding us she is an 18 year old lady which was starved of TLC for a couple of years. Mainsail replacement, A frame replacement, re-bedding of the perspex on all the hatches and now replacement of half of the flexible solar panels are some of the unexpected tasks we have had to tackle.
It is good to be back home with Wade, although with the jetlag, a cold and an aching body, I am not convinced I am good company! It is also back to a rather soggy Anui, as the weather in Australia is very wet! We will just say two words: monsoon and leaks… get the picture?
We are nearly through our third month of living aboard in a sub-tropical region in summer. So how have we found it? Well we have to admit that this season has been a bit of a struggle. Where in the south you tend to soak up the rays, in the tropics or subtropics you do…