July 13 - Update

We've done a lot of small projects these last few days. The GPS mount at the helm was taken off, wire brushed, primed and top coated. The spare set of dinghy oars I bought in Hawaii were finally cut down to the correct size, as they were about 2 feet too long. We marked the 350' of newly galvanized anchor chain with wire ties, and seized the shackles. The impeller for the boost pump of the watermaker was changed after seizing up. That's not quite accurate...actually, I put in our spare new pump, added shut off valves either side of the pump, and put the original pump in our spares bin. Most all of the wiring was led to the new autopilot brain; hook-up comes later. The lazarette was totally emptied and reorganized. Sue's cleaning lockers, an on-going job. A few loads of laundry were also done at the condo, convenient as the laundry service here at Boat Lagoon isn't inexpensive. We also arranged to have letters from the Marina office as well as our job contractor written on our behalf to Immigration, as our personal as well as boat visas expire next week, which will necessitate a visit to downtown Phuket. Lastly, I've moved up the date of splash; it's now tentatively scheduled for July 23rd, if everything is completed in a timely fashion.
Pic: We usually eat lunch at the food stalls; this local is on break.

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