Monday, December 19, 2011

@ St Thomas Dec. 2011 No.2

Hi all,
I have been moving the jack around every day for a week now. Frames have responded very good. This shot was taken whilst sitting on the bog, its the only place left I can have a sit down!

Pic 1 = view looking aft from my Head
I Have also been moving back on board to stay. So I needed electrics, I was going to leave this till later but forgot it gets dark of a night.
First night aboard it was so dark its a wonder I didn't kill myself, many bumps on the head and banged shins/elbows etc.
It took a bit of courage to remove the panels hiding my electrics, and the first thing to greet me was the Global Satellite Comms Interface unit, hence Pic 2 = sat comm panel with cover removed.

The overall view wasn't any better either, hence pic 3 = elec. work to do.

Most of what you see here is all corroded after being under water. First day after rescue was spent drowning in there with the fresh water hose, but it was all live when the salt water level reached this high, I had a feeling it wouldn't be good in here.
So the last couple of days has seen me replace all 16 breakers, and all connector strips and buss bars. I have had to re make all cable ends to. At time of writing this, I have nearly finished all the lighting and power circuits. Engine + monitoring and Nav instruments will have to wait till later.

More later guys.


  1. Good luck with that. a broken GPS system is bad enough even when it hasn't been submerged like this!

  2. You're making good progress Roy. Hope this new year will bring you plenty of good luck. i don't believe it could possibly be worse than 2011. I wish you all the best.
    lots of love, micheline

  3. Hi Roy
    Just read the blog, very sorry to hear about the damage. I was wondering how to get a happy new year message to you and find out if you were near St Maarten could have used your skills for a day (paid of course). I will be in Florida at the end of the month. can you email me what electronics you need and I will ask around. all the best Allan