BUILD DAY 105
The propeller arrived on time and has been loosely fitted to the shaft. My first impression was that they took a casting of Mickey's ears to get the blade shape and the second was how thick and blunt the blades are. The propeller on Caxton has edges that are finer/sharper by comparison but have no dinks or chips in spite of that, so the material is obviously fit for purpose.
A 22" compensated prop
When I arrived Stuart had gone shopping AGAIN. He must be the Emelda Marcos of boat fitters.
Richard was making a mock-up of the dining table to figure out how to position the support mechanism.
Peter was wiring the DC panel. Unfortunately this is a bit of a pinch point and as the side hatches have cramps on the frames, it is the route through the boat. He seems to be able to cope well with all and sundry wanting to get past.
The window looking out onto the tug deck loosely fitted (ignore the c**p on the deck and in the reflection) and admire the carpentry.