Nahani Cruising Yacht - Position report

Position Report

Where are we now?

In Hobart, but not aboard [last updated 16 July 2018 ]

We are here for a week of work aboard on what we are calling the Poo Project. The engineer decided some time ago that we should replace all the hoses involved in the on-board sewerage system. The engineer's mate suggested that if we were taking apart the whole system, we should consider installing an on-board treatment plant. These things may become mandatory in the near future, so it seems like a good idea to do it now, rather than have to take the whole thing apart again in a year or so. So we purchase a Sani-Loo system and have it shipped to Hobart, ready to collect when we arrive on 10 July. Starting that day, the engineer progressively takes apart the existing system. After about four days there are components old and new and tools scattered from one end of the boat to the other, but after six days reconstruction is well under way, and the project might even be 95% complete by the time we leave tomorrow evening.

Without a functioning head and with stuff everywhere, living aboard would be difficult if not impossible, so we are staying at the Blichfeldts, minding their house while they are in Queensland. [Top]

Where to next?

Back to Melbourne, until some time in Spring

There will definitely be some bits of the project to finish off when we leave tomorrow, so we anticipate a return when the weather is warmer, the days are longer, and we can live aboard. [Top]

Where were we last?

Busy in Melbourne

After our last sojourn on Nahani we spent a month or so furnishing and equipping the "Guest Wing" - see the Guest Wing blog. That's our main May-June occupation but there are also less time-consuming activities like lecturing on Shakespeare (her), playing music (her), saving CSIRAC from relegation to a dark corner of the Museum store (him), teaching adopted grandchild Summer to swim (her again). [Top]

What did we see?

Day 1, when deconstruction has just begun. Click on the image to see the project progress. [Top]