Before we left for Mission Bay yesterday, Ben did some quick upgrades and repairs. Here are some pics:
The inside of our grill was disintegrating...
So he replaced the innards with new shiny parts.
A few days ago, we took down the old, rusty light fixtures in the salon and over the navigation station.
Ben replaced them with these full moon-looking fixtures.
They light up white...
The red is helpful for maintaining night vision while on night watch.
The base of our tiller cracked the last time we sailed over to La Playa. Luckily, we have a backup tiller on board. Rather than spending the money on a brand-new tiller to replace the main tiller, Ben decided to dry out and epoxy the cracked tiller. It is now as strong as ever and served us perfectly on our trip to Mission Bay.
Ben also installed an outboard engine mount to the railing on the stern of the boat. Now we can bring his outboard with us when we anchor out so we don't have to row to land. This isn't necessary in San Diego, but it will be when we're ready to travel to places more obscure.