Finally received our new main and stack pack today from Hood Sails. Robin Sodaro and his son came by to fit it. We looked at three different sailmakers for the main, but chose Hood because a) Looking at other boats, their stack packs (cradles) always seem to look compact and neat on the boom, and … Continue reading New Main and Stack-pack
Category: Projects Log
The title says it all ... I fully expect to be doing a bit more prism rebedding, because a) the other may also leak at some point (the one above the chart table did last year a bit - so thats already on the list), and b) We are not convinced this one is going … Continue reading Prism Rebedding # 1
So the final part of the repower project was hauling the boat out the water and replacing the fixed blade prop with a Gori folding prop. The new prop: A Gori 3-blade Folding prop 18" x 14 pitch x 3 blade RH. We also took the opportunity to replace the cutlass bearing which had been … Continue reading Gori Prop and Cutlass Bearing
After much procrastinating, we thought it was time the Atlantic Tower arch that came with the boat, actually met up with its intended partner, so we borrowed the van from Passage, and finally got the arch to the boat, with the intent of just seeing how Fred had imagined the whole installation to be. And … Continue reading Solar Panels
It's one of those days when we decide to "just mark the anchor chain" for depth ( planning a trip up the Delta later this month) and as in all boat projects it becomes a full days work. Marking the chain was easy But then it was "we really should replace the old foot switch … Continue reading Let’s just mark the anchor chain…..
The previous owner had put a lot of effort into improving the soft furnishings inside Boundless. The mattresses on the bunks are new, there are very nice curtains at all the portlights, and they also redid the cushion covers in a cream 'pleather', which looked kind of clean, but a) not really our style, b) … Continue reading Upholstery Makeover
We have done many electrical, fiberglass, plumbing, instrumentation and mechanical projects over our past 15 years of sailing but never had a complete engine replaced. When we bought Boundless we accepted she had a 34 year old Perkins 401-8 and to be honest, since last August we never had a problem. Well,except for a continuous … Continue reading RUBY is done and she’s a beauty!
What should have been a reasonable job turned into a 10-day project, trying to replace two of the larger window. a bit of rain revealed a small leak in one, so it was time to deal with these two windows. We extracted the windows and managed to to the thickened resin in the affected area … Continue reading Check the weather before you take out the windows
A couple of jobs completed this week: Boat Name: Installed the new boat name graphic: VHF & Nav Station rework: Tidied up the nav station, which required the purchase of a new B&G VHF Radio. If we are being totally honest, the previous ICOM radio was fine. It connected to the Vesper 8000 via NMEA … Continue reading Naming, Nav Station tidy, VHF, fender covers, and finishing the scupper through-hull (busy week!)
We went in for a bottom job, and to complete the electronics install with a new speed/depth/temp transducer and the forward-looking sonar transducer, but 'scope-creep' is inevitable. Here is a summary of what the almost three weeks out of the water entailed: 1. Old Transducer Removal: Extracted the old Raymarine depth transducer from the bow … Continue reading Bottom Paint, Through-hulls, Transducers and Topside Paint Job