|Some of our neighbours!|
|A beautiful sunset....|
|Not sure this big guy has internet connectivity issues!|
|A little home away from home...|
We are absolutely thrilled with the final results of the installation of the water-maker. All the pieces found a new home under the floorboards and in the cupboards without loosing too much in the way of storage places on board. The task of running all the plumbing related to the water maker installation turned out to be a far simpler task than I envisioned. I love the accessibility of most of the of the spaces on this boat. I said MOST , but not all, just most! Anyone who maintains a boat can appreciate this statement!
|Some assembly required picture|
|The main filtering membrane and high pressure pump|
|Nicely tucked under the floor|
|A little gauge to tell us how much we are producing|
|Low pressure pump and primary filter|
We are making our own water now on a regular basis so that we only need to run the system for a few hours every other day to top up what we have used. We installed at least temporarily a way to connect our stern shower to the wash-down hose so we can now rinse the salt off the boat as well as clean the hull. As you know our hull is black and just like in Montreal winters, a black hull rather accentuates the salt crystals. The black hull is beautiful when nicely shined but keeping it spotless is a task indeed. The other major downside of the black hull in the tropics is the heat. Just like a black car the hull is often too hot to touch. This has spawned a sewing project for Maryse to create a shade panel for the section of the hull where our refrigerator and freezer are located. I believe we can save some energy if we shade the area while we are at anchor. In the prevailing winds the port side of the hull is ALWAYS in the sun – quelle coincidence – the fridge and freezer are also on the same side!
We chilled on board for a few days and then plan to head further south to Les Saintes – one of our favourite places.