With access to Sergio Galindo for the chainplates, we built a wish list of other stainless steel projects. Solid Lifelines We knew we wanted solid lifelines from the cockpit to the boarding gate, but went 'all in' on solid lifelines all around the boat. Deck Prism Surrounds With the teack on the decks removed, we … Continue reading Stainless Steel ‘Bling’
Category: Projects Log
We loved the teak decks on Boundless, They were one of the things that attracted us to the boat originally (esthetically), but we always knew they were nearing the end of their useful life, and were a project just waiting to happen. With the uncertainty of whether we would be able to travel south of … Continue reading Goodbye Teak Decks!
Probably the biggest dilema - the chainplates. These are one of the most important structural parts of a sailing vessel. The chainplates on Boundless were original, and used a not uncommon (at the time) method of attachment; they were glassed right into the side of the hull, prior to the furniture being built into the … Continue reading Chainplates Replacement Project
Departure:BYC - KKMI SausalitoArrival:and back to BYCDistance (nm):18Engine Hours (trip end):73.23Crew & Guests:JulianWeather:Arrival in Sausalito - Windy. Leaving Sausalito - Bloody windy! A trip to to KKMI isn Sausalito, primarily because we were slightly concerned about a faint 'knocking' when motoring, and the suggestion (some weeks previous) by H&M Marine - who installed the engine, … Continue reading To the Yard (for a power-wash) and back.
Well, we'd been talking about this one for a good year or so, and finally 'bit the bullet' and did so in a pretty big way, rejecting the base (and likely perfectly fine) model for the upgrade 'Cape Horn 330 Extreme'. Of note here is that we have absolutely no intention of going anywhere near … Continue reading The Big Watermaker Install
We have been knocking items off the to-do list over the past few weeks: Bilge Pumps The new Beta Marine engine made getting the bilge pumps, which are way, way down there underneath the engine, very difficult to access. They were both attached to the same steel 'stick', seated in the bilge, but needed the … Continue reading Bilge pumps, high-water alarm, cockpit table, Monitor Windvane, Liferaft
With a good SSB Radio on board, and a Kenwood tuner, the only thing missing was an aerial. This was taken down when the mast was off foe refurbishment and painting, and the standing rigging. Most unfortunately, this coincided with the sudden passing of the previous owner, and the SSB antenna was never replaced. We … Continue reading SSB Aerial
With a legit leak in the forward hatch, and a teeny leak in the galley hatch as well as suspect ease of opening on most, it was time to refurb the hatches. replacing the lenses on all (other than the one protected under the dodger which was fine), new gasket on some, exercising and lubing, … Continue reading Hatch Refurb
Well its been one of those "simple' projects that only took weeks to complete. We have never had water tank gauges on a boat in all of our 15+ years of sailing. Therefore we wanted to have them on this boat before we set out. But to do that we had to remove the old … Continue reading Water water everywhere….but how much do we have?
Another one of those projects that seemed simple enough, but turned out to be twice as expensive and take five times as long as we thought. The old system was ?? years old and was just a bunch of spaghetti in the propane locker. After one of the tanks was hissing after being filled (and … Continue reading Propane Refit