Still in the bilges. (Week 18) More cleaning and scraping as we are about 90% completed on cleaning the bilges. In the next few weeks they will be ready for painting. The cables to the rudder quadrant had to be refitted this week end as they were slightly too long. The teak deck continues to progress. Now the davits have been removed from the boat preparation can continue on the aft deck. Photos of progress here. Another job for this week is to work our our energy needs. Do we really need the washing machine, air con, water maker, hair dryer and hair straightners on at the same time!. The answer is probably!