Bernie came over from the Netherlands for some toilet-cleaning holidays. Again, like last time he was over, we got a huge deal of stuff done. The work was pretty exhausting because of the heat, but it felt great to move on so much faster being two instead of one. If you wanted to pull a cable or a hose through, you actually had someone on the other side to help you. And yep, the hoses have been cleaned. Bernie a.k.a. Mr. Clean has done an excellent job in fixing both our toilets, which were quite clogged. Taking out the hoses was a nasty nasty job that he fulfilled without complaining!! Chapeau Captn!
Other than toileting, we also started tackling our rudder-issue and changed our cutlass bearing (which keeps our propeller in place and was the reason why our engine made weird noises). We got some very competent help from Frank, the local engine-expert.
Dropping the rudder so we can change the bushing that’s completely jammed:
Testing our solar-cells:
Sanding our hull and getting poisonous antifouling all over my skin: