I am a little slow on the updates as well. We were playing grandparents this weekend and that, of course, demands undivided attention. Reagan is developing a personality and it is a joy to watch. We had a great time.
|Thruster tube glassed in|
|That bright spot is where the|
thruster will mount.
The tube goes through down low in the locker. That allows us to keep about 75% of the original volume. We may have to shorten a couple of the drawers that are under the berth but, overall, not bad!
The thrusters require two batteries and a charger of their own. They managed to locate these batteries just forward of the existing house batteries under the starboard settee. They also managed to get the charger behind the settee - and provided enough flexibility and wiring to actually unmount the charger to pull it out and work on it on the settee if required.
As one last added bonus, the wiring that they ran to the helm for the controls has several spare wires so we could add a 12 volt outlet and still have a couple of extra wires for future stuff.
|The Low Rider drives a little slower...|
If we keep tracking like this, we should be wrapped up this week. But we will need another week to put the boat back together. They had to get under things and behind things and through things. So they drug out everything. The cabin looks like a bomb went off. We are feeling pretty positive and looking forward to getting underway.
Thanks for all the comments! It is fun to share this process and we love hearing from everyone.