The weekend saw some good progress. Two more portholes are in and there are two more to go. That will complete the first 8 in the master cabin area. Its quite a milestone. A few minor issues for Dave to complete this week. The air vent in the wheelhouse sprung a leak (it turns out that its good to have the ship being converted in bad weather. If the leaks occur latter on we will have a lot more damage). A few other air vents are to be restored. They are useful things. When we are not on board it is useful to be able to have air circulation without opening portholes.
The seaport values (huge bits of bronze) have been removed. In their place two pipes will be fitted to run down through the floor of the cabin (they are in the wardrobe) to make the breathing pipes for the waste tanks. The plan is to have one as air intake (pushing air into the tanks with a small fan) and one as an outlet. This air circulation will prevent the build up of gas and smells (so I am advised).
Further planning work has been undertaken. The wiring looms for the ring mains now identified and the consumer unit number and location identified. I am going to go against the advice of the electrical industry and fit 4mm ring main cable rather than the standard 2.5 mm as they are being fitted in conduit in insulation and I prefer the extra capacity breathing space current wise. The extra cost is minimal. So why not.
The use of multiple consumer units will mean a huge reduction in cabling but I will need some hefty cables to feed them. That is still to be identified. It will mean that if a circuit trips it will only isolate a small area of the ship