hello and thank you for your thoughts!
the yacht is ten years young - unfortunately following minor flooding before I bought her, she needs
1 a new engine
, which I have just installed today, but not connected until next week -touch wood
2 new electrics. she has solar
and a battery
bank working, but needs new 12v wiring
. I'm busy reading a book on the subject!
3 240v electrics - I currently (ptp) have a couple of mains cables shore power
coming in so I have electric
portable halogen oven/kettle/fan heater-cooler/sometime fridge. i shall be putting in 240v cabling more formally sometime soon
4 she has a good coach roof although i need to fit 3 proper hatches to it. i have already added two deckhouses -main and aft cockpit
- which give cover from wind-sun-rainshelter, and make a nice space topsides. they need windows/hatches fitted and a bit of waterproofing/strengthening.
5 the head
needs the loo reconnecting, i can't get the hose over the the fitting! (hence use the loos/showers in the marina)
6 onboard plumbing
is hose with tap attached and galley
is 'the next job'
7 accommodation - I have gutted the interior
, leaving the fore cabin
v and head
as a suite for crew, // the rest is 'open-plan' pending fitting of partitions/bulkheads. 'Cap'ns cabin' is the aft section, which needs a a pat/bulkhead, plus a head in due course.
needs painting sometime
9 deck hardware
would like a polish some places
10 new additional bollards/cleats need installing
could do with a grind/sand over 3 m2 where i have epoxied
12 brightwork needs oiling, if thats not a contradiction
13 main bent on today. genny tomorrow. mizzen day after
14 I have begun instaling divats (divats are like davits
but are deck level timber beams which go under the tender
, not poles from which the tender
15 i might turn that whole extra area into a decked area for use when the tender is afloat
I suppose the key point is that we are pen bound until a few of those things are done, so its up to me and crew to decide how hard we work before we sail off south down the coast to Perth which is an hour's drive or an easy 6 hour sail.