One more job done | New anchor chain

Dear Readers & friends, There are more about 15 lists to do for the final preparation and thank you for your patient.

  • Anchor chain just changed

Regarding for dock equipment.  We just changed to a new anchor chain that length 80 metres. (250 feet) The reason to change the chain is because the many of the anchorages we will stay at on our ocean journey  are  filled with coral that is sharp and very abrasive to the rope portion of our old anchor rode. So we have replaced with the heavy 400 pounds (181 kg) all chain rode.

140 metres (250ft) of  new galvanized anchor chain. A total weight of 400lbs (181Kg)
140 metres (250ft) of new galvanized anchor chain. A total weight of 400lbs (181Kg)

 

Paddy, Steve's son helped for this heavy work.
Paddy, Steve’s son helped for this heavy work.

 

Out with the old in with the new. The last of the rope rode. The crash bulk head will be heavily glassed in before we leave..
Out with the old in with the new. The last of the rope rode. The crash bulk head will be heavily glassed in before we leave..

 

Using the windlass to bring aboard the new chain
Using the windlass to bring aboard the new chain

 

God bless the guy who came up with the idea of electric windless for boats. Must not forget Merv a NZ mate who spent days installing and making the forward part of the boat bullet proof.
God bless the guy who came up with the idea of electric windless for boats. Must not forget Merv a NZ mate who spent days installing and making the forward part of the boat bullet proof.

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