Monday, January 26, 2015


With the kitchen remodel behind us the house is pretty much done and we're counting the days till we can leave on our next adventure.  We've a few other matters to finish up before heading out and have tentatively targeted Presidents' Day for our departure.

Apart from wrapping up taxes and a number of personal items there are a few things I want to get done on the Chinook before we leave.  Yesterday I thoroughly cleaned the exterior (cleaning the roof and roof mounted equipment was a bit challenging and took a fair bit of time), which leaves the following still to be done:
  • Detail the interior 
  • Jettison any non-essential stuff that we didn't use on the last trip
  • Fit the rear view camera that I picked up as a Christmas present to myself
  • Perform an equalization of the coach batteries
  • Flush the fresh water system and replace the anode in the water heater
  • Figure out how to rig some kind of UV cover on the roof rack (on the last trip UV did quite a number on our folding chairs that we kept stored on the rack)
  • Figure out best way to haul our folding bike up onto the roof rack
  • Treat some rust on the rear steps, and lubricate same
  • Normal maintenance check (fluids, tire pressures)

1 comment:

  1. Now, don't erase this one :-)

    All system are go! Cross check circuits and check couplers to main booster controls. Clear launch pad servos to prepare for vertical assent and tethered second stage retro rocket ignition. Begin deep charge cooling of solid rocket fuel while monitoring pressure. Project ahead weather conditions for sub-orbital entry plus vector of lower ionosphere density.