Steve tidied up after all the work in the forepeak, so Bev took the opportunity to test out the new space . . . it’s going to be really comfortable on the re-used cushions with plenty of headroom and room to spread out!
Following extensive research into how to replace the custom-made old exhaust box for the engine, and having failed to find any suitable replacement, or means of repairing it, Steve made a new one whilst at home over the winter . . . today it was fitted, and tested (albeit in the berth, with the engine in neutral) it’s a positive result so far (ie no leaks into the super-dry bilges).