We're planning on our first major refit
since leaving Seattle
this fall in Aussie. We'd previously talked about just heading through the Torres and over to Darwin. After corresponding with a couple local yards seems like this location would suit our needs.
However, a friend recently raised the question of cost, as Darwin is a bit farther removed than other big Aussie ports
We're now also considering doing this work in Cairns. Any Aussies have an opinion on services avail v. cost for these two ports?
At a minimum we're planning:
- replace bowsprit
and boomkin (with whatever is close to Douglas Fir in Oz)
- replace six more stays
- have a new dodger
built. new sailcovers as well.
work: replace heat exchanger
, possibly fresh water
- lots of other little things
SY Mico Verde