For some reason all of the curtains on board had nice solid brass rods at the bottom to keep them from flapping but rather flimsy telescopic plastic/metal ones at the top.
Result was that whenever you tried to open the curtains, if you didn't hold the pole together with the other hand, the pole would fall apart.
Now with some solid brass end and middle posts from http://marinestore.co.uk/ and brass poles from https://www.limekilnchandlers.co.uk/ we have a full set of sturdy curtain rails.
Andrew spent Friday and Saturday nights on-board to do the work. During the same trip, he fitted some small spice racks that Alison had found online. They fit perfectly at the end of the plate rack in the galley and are very convenient for cooking. Great use of the space!