And steam was successfully raised, in preparation for a “hot survey” in the next week or two.

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A few photos from Saturday morning on the Hikitia. Swapped out a few more of the temporary leak fixes from the last lot of rain with some epoxy that should last until the wooden decking is reinstated above.

To celebrate here are some closeup photos of things on my desk that I copied over using the card. Can you identify all of them?

(This is a similar game to what National Geographic World provided for kids in the 70s!)

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It’s hard to argue with the value of this at just over $100 NZD delivered. Would I recommend it though? Not really. Unlikely that it would be technically in compliance the relevant NZ electrical safety standards. I replaced the earth wiring and un-bent the sheet metal and it does seem to work...

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Original dial vs new dial. I got a bit sick of the military thing.

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I built this watch today out of a Seiko SNK803, some Grand Seiko hands and a custom seigaiha dial from Lucius Atelier in Singapore.

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