On Wednesday the Varnish and paint work came to an end and the boys flew home. It has been an extremely busy couple of weeks juggling interior and exterior work around the weather but the final result is excellent and I am very happy with how Dorade looks now. The Antiguans have done a great job again and they are certainly the specialists with a brush.
All other jobs had to be put on hold to prevent any contamination but now we have already got our C Zone bugs fixed which is nice and the guys have been installing the new Master Volt regulator. We are one of the first boats in the country to fit one of these new regulators and the guys seem to be having a small problem setting it up at the moment. Hopefully they will be back tomorrow with the solution.
I had a meeting with our inspector for the Trans Pac race last week and he has told me what he will be looking for when we do our inspection which I have scheduled for when we return from our next training session. I think it is going to be a much easier process than when we did the Bermuda race.
So this week we are having some bottom paint sprayed on at Driscoll boat works and then sailing up to San Pedro on Friday for our last practice session before the Trans Pac. A little over a month to go now I am starting to get excited!