|Shangri La back in water at St Jean-de-Losne|
Shangri La in the water again – I like it when a plan comes together!
Back from my 2 week stint in St Jean-de-Losne, and Shangri La is back in the water, sporting her new underwater coating, and a brand new generator.
Sand blasting is a messy business, and to get the hull to bare steel took about a day and a half.
|Blasting in progress|
The spraying of the black coating took a relatively short time, and the boat was left for about 36 hours it to dry and harden properly.
Then the overhauled heat-exchanger was fitted, the new anodes bolted on and back into the water.
|On the way to the water|
A young lad from H2O helped me take Shangri La back down through the lock from the Canal to the Saone and round into the H2O marina where she will stay till we (Karen and I) return in about 6 weeks.
|Shangri La at mooring in H2O|
It had been raining a lot again and the Saone was flowing strongly, so I decided to stick our nose out into the river and give it a go.
Mmm – I could only make about 5 km/hr over the ground against the current!!
I have run the new generator a couple of times and it seems to work well.
It is a bit quieter than the old one, and certainly does not smoke at all, which is good.
So now I just have to look forward to our next excursion aboard. Can’t wait.
For Karen’s perspective on our boating travels, go to her blog here