Since our last blog entry we've been going crazy working on Spirit. We've managed to finish the interior and exterior work with fairing and painting to go.
Over the coming few weeks we will fair and dry fit all the electronics and wiring along with pipes, pumps and our desalinator. The anchor winch will go on and also the anchor roller, new prodder, outboard mounting system and rigging. We've upgrade our battery system to 320ah of lithium and we'll power this with a simple system of 750watts of solar from Solbian.
The decision to change the inboard diesel wasn't and light one and we gave it loads of thought speaking to as many people as possible that had used both. In the end a simple two stroke 18hp Tohatsu was purchased that will supply more power for less than half the weight of the old diesel. The whole aim for us is to make the boat as easy as we can to live on, sail on, cook on and travel on. We love to lay around and relax so the seats are wide and comfortable making a bed when the table will be down. The nets are large and the aft net will now be supported by the aft radius beam making it a much more secure place to be.
Spirit will be a place of relaxation when at anchor and one that brings a smile to your face when sailing with the ease and speed at which she sails.