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Esper Refit Week 30

Two big projects this week: the removal of a blockage in the mast conduit and the interior lights. The lights are on-going but the removal of the blockage took three days and was only achieved by Moo's brainwave.

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Esper Refit 6 Month Round-up

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We've been in the yard for six months now, and this week's round-up, which covers all the work so far, coincides with Jamie's return. The ceiling is going up and the mast is being dressed.

Problems With Marine Anchor Swivels

Whilst galvanising our chain in Penang last year, our neighbour spotted our anchor swivel. "You don't want that on there", he said, and advised getting rid of it after explaining the potential problems it can cause (I.e. loss of your anchor leading to a potentially dangerous situation). Here's why, explained it detail...

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