Dodger and Bimini Complete

The hard dodger is now finished. We are very happy with the result. It took  200 man-hours over three months. As soon as it was completed, I started working on a hard bimini to match. That avoided replacing the current canvas one, as well as giving a stronger structure for the solar panels. That was another 100 hours of my time. I am quite proud of it, as I did this one all by myself. We have now great protection and a fantastic view.

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Day installing Bimini

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Dodger and Bimini Installed

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Solar Panels Re-installed

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Cockpit View

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More Open Area

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Acrylic Roof Panel For Seeing Sails

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Toughened Glass for nice clear view and a few  butterflies made by Cherie

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Vent Hatches On Roof

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LED Lighting

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LED Lighting- Our little night club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It seems that since we arrived in Opua it has been non-stop work. Beside the Dodger and Bimini we did other projects. We did however get away to Opononi for my birthday, then for a week cruising and playing music with Ted and Karen on Sequester.

 

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Opononi

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West Coast of North Island

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Bay Of Islands Anchorage

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Largest Kauri Tree in NZ

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Sunset at Anchorage

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Still Practising

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Sunset

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Sunrise in Opua

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Liliane ‘s Treatment Room at Opua Community Hall-View on the ocean

In the meantime while Michael was working on the Dodger and Bimini I wrote some songs, taught aerobic classes three times a week,  treated one afternoon a week and made a dozen shelves. I also finished my first children’s book and almost completed the second. You can see below a couple of figurines. These were made for me by Danielle on SV Evenstar. She also makes some awesome Dragons and other creatures. Here is a link to her site  http://www.daniellesdragons.com

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Brandy and Oceana

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Scan 4

Next is our haul-out at the end of the month, then off to Canada the end of May for 5 weeks. Anxious to see our new granddaughter.

 

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