Bella’s Cabin

Bella’s is the only cabin to be refurbished at this point in time. Only the best for my baby! Sorry boys…..

Was called the Langford - Needs a new name plate
Was called the Langford – Needs a new name plate

Originally the cabin comprised a large lower bunk with two drawers underneath and a slightly narrower top bunk above.

Original lower bed-side table.
Original lower bed-side table.

A small bedside table and a small cupboard provided the only storage. The walls were lined in a ‘tacky’ fake weave wall paper and painted a pretty unappealing cream colour. The floor was covered in a nasty blue carpet which had clearly been water soaked time and time again.

The cabin was connected to an en suite via an internal connecting door. The bathroom contained a full sized bath with shower, a sink unit with cupboard underneath (which didn’t open) and a toilet which was set an an angle to enable access.

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Bilges

The engine room bilges were completely stripped of all sea cocks, transducers, redundant piping, all wires and all bilge pumps.

Original junk filled bilges
Original junk filled bilges

There were 13 redundant sea cocks and transducer  positions in the bilge spaces in the engine room. All but one of the sea cocks were plugged and sealed and all but two transducer holes were similarly closed off.
All the plugging was done by our master shipwright Rudi Dahms whilst on the slip in Devonport.

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Anchor System

The original anchor winch failed during the delivery trip in December 2013. When the anchor winch was dismantled it was found to be completely destroyed. All the gears and shafts were broken, teeth sheared off and bearings destroyed.

Original Anchor winch set-up Jan 2014
Original Anchor winch set-up Jan 2014

No spare parts were able to be sourced so a complete set of gears, shafts and mountings were manufactured from scratch.

New gears shafts and bearings
New gears shafts and bearings
Rebuilding drive mechanism on new base
Rebuilding drive mechanism on new base

The housing was repaired and the new workings installed. A new 24V winch motor was installed and a new battery system made and installed in the focsal. Continue reading “Anchor System”