Today was a work day aboard the boat; I decided to finally put in the cabinet liners that I'd purchased to prevent stuff from sliding all around during heavy weather. I didn't realize how much time it would take to measure and cut the liners, then remove the cabinet contents, clean up and then put everything back after placing the liners.
During the breaks I'd go topside and see the distant raceboats from the Heineken Regatta 2013 head towards Anguilla and I had the radio tuned to FM 92 which did a lot of live broadcasts from boats, chase boats, and various locations on the island and generally provided excellent coverage of the event.
The wind was very, very light but enough came through the anchorage to make staying below decks acceptable and I managed to get a lot of stuff done. In addition to the liners and general cleaning, I re-arranged the galley storage to make things more accessible and easier to use. I finally got around to checking out the Magma BBQ and managed to use penetrating/dissolving oils to open up the valve and fix the underheating issues that had been plagueing me this year and prevent BBQ use.
The LED lighting also got partially completed; I've got about 1/4 of the lumens installed and it is bright enough already. Next I've got to run the wires through the conduits to make a permanent installation. I used the GoPro camera's timed feature and have added a video to this page showing the sunset and LED lighting.

Dead soldier Dead soldier
(2013-03-02 08:28:18 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/4s] ISO 125 Focus 1.12m)
Dead soldier
Zanshin bar The onboard bar after cleaning and lining.
(2013-03-02 09:13:03 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/4.0, 1/6s] ISO 100 Focus 1.50m)
Zanshin bar
Zanshin storage Additional storage compartment in the main cabin of Zanshin
(2013-03-02 10:11:15 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/13s] ISO 200 Focus 0.79m)
Zanshin storage
Zanshin main saloon port storage The port storage compartments in the main saloon cleaned and with the new liners installed.
(2013-03-02 09:34:10 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/50s] ISO 200 Focus 1.50m)
Zanshin main saloon port storage
Bottle storage on Zanshin The additional storage compartment aboard Zanshin, filled with some wine, bubbly and mixers.
(2013-03-02 09:22:29 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/8s] ISO 200 Focus 0.89m)
Bottle storage on Zanshin
Zanshin starboard storage The cleaned storage area of the starboard compartment in the main saloon, all with anti-slip liners. The control panel on the right-hand side is for the fuel transfer pump between the two fuel storage tanks.
(2013-03-02 11:29:52 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/60s] ISO 200 Focus 2.00m)
Zanshin starboard storage
Galley cabinets on Zanshin The microwave and main upper galley storage compartments aboard Zanshin
(2013-03-02 12:17:56 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.8, 1/100s] ISO 200 Focus 1.50m)
Galley cabinets on Zanshin
Go Pro III Case The newly acquired GoPro Hero 3 camera and accessories in the case.
(2013-03-02 11:14:49 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/500s] ISO 200 Focus 0.60m)
Go Pro III Case
BBQ repaired The BBQ hadn't managed to get out of the blue temperature zone. I partially dismantled the regulator and used some wire and WD-40/PB-Blaster to see if the valve might be have been clogged and re-assembled the system. After just a couple of minutes the temperature was solidly in the yellow, so the repairs seem to have worked!
(2013-03-02 17:17:21 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/100s] ISO 100 Focus 0.89m)
BBQ repaired
Jet skiing in the anchorage While it looks like a lot of fun, I wish they wouldn't zoom around between the anchored boats as a lot people are swimming around during the day.
[18°6'26.31"N 63°3'26.03"W (facing NW)]
Jet skiing in the anchorage
Heineken Regatta boats The forest of masts in the distance from the big racing classes in the 2013 Heineken Regatta.
[18°6'22.05"N 63°3'25.41"W ]
Heineken Regatta boats
Regatta boats heading upwind Heineken Regatta boats racing between St. Martin and Anguilla in the distance.
[18°6'22.05"N 63°3'25.41"W ]
Regatta boats heading upwind
Raceboats on the horizon Raceboats on the horizon
[18°6'22.05"N 63°3'25.41"W (facing NW)]
Raceboats on the horizon
Old ensign retired My old and tattered ensign has been replaced by a brand new one and this flag is now officially retired.
(2013-03-02 11:15:37 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/125s] ISO 200 Focus 0.89m)
Old ensign retired
Octopus diving dive boat The Octopus Diving dive catamaran returning from the morning's dive
[18°6'26.6"N 63°3'29.12"W (facing N)]
Octopus diving dive boat
Liquid gold in the sky Tonight's sunset was truly impressive, the sky seemed filled with liquid gold for several minutes while the sun set
[18°6'20.58"N 63°3'27.27"W (facing W)]
Liquid gold in the sky
Golden sunset panorama in Grand Case No Photoship required for this wonderful golden sunset in Grand Case, St. Martin.
[18°6'20.58"N 63°3'27.27"W (facing W)]
Golden sunset panorama in Grand Case
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