Thanks for the welcome. I have been reading your saga with the repower. Hopefully its coming to an end and you can resume some cruising time as against money spending time although in my* experience that is never ending with the old adage BOAT= Bring Out Another Thousand should these days be thousandSSS!!
We are planning on taking our time getting north and may have to do it over a couple of seasons as while I have been boating since I was 5 my wife is not so experienced and is somewhat nervous of the distance we would like to do. She has been introduced to the idea on an old Hartley 30ft that was probably one of the ugliest boats on the harbour but she loved it and that good experience has enabled her to love the idea of long term cruising and the present boat with its generous aft cabin and galley down which were her 2 criteria has made it possible. Now we are doing the bits and pieces to make this possible. We are adding 4x85w solar panels, LED lighting and we are having to think about nav systems which at this stage are thinking lap top. I would be interested in other comments on this. The twin 6354 Perkins only have 1900hrs on them and they have been well maintained over the years so we are hoping an injector service is all that will be needing. But that is a little bit of an unknown
I think I have blathered on enough