1-Projects 2009

2009 Sept – Painting the Topsides

2009 Sept – Painting the Topsides

SEPT 2009 – Painting the topsides Bottom paint The following was included in this item. We hauled out the vessel, pressure and solvent washed the hull bottom, applied one coat of antifouling bottom paint with two coats at the water line and launched your vessel. The bottom paint was applied with rollers and brushes. NOTE […]


2009 Aug – Hull repairs

2009 Aug – Hull repairs

AUG 2009 – Hull repairs While bringing the boat up from La Paz to Long Beach, we hit a set of waves that ripped the skin of the port ama.  We did a temporary glassing in MX but it was just a rush job, and not professionally done, and it was feared that water may […]


2009 Aug – Mechanical and Electrical work

2009 Aug – Mechanical and Electrical work

Aug 2009 – Mechanical and electrical work This work was done professionally at a boatyard – and copied from their invoice. Upon the vessel’s arrival and haulout, we evaluated the vessel’s charging systems to include the battery condition, battery charger, wind generator, and solar panels. We found that one of the Gel-cell house batteries was […]


2009 June – Rigging recalibrated

2009 June – Rigging recalibrated

JUNE 2009 – Rigging recalibrated Even though I had had the boat for 18 months I had never sailed it.  I always seemed to be going somewhere directly upwind so that it is impossible to sail, and I usually have a tight timeline so I dont have the time to tack back and forth up […]


2009 May – Windlass overhauled

2009 May – Windlass overhauled

MAY 2008 – Windlass overhauled I wanted to spend a weekend anchored at White’s Island in Long Beach harbor – just for the fun of it.  This would be the first time I had anchored anywhere and I was keen to try it. A sailing friend and I put together a list of things to […]


2009 Jan – New tranny & engine overhaul

2009 Jan – New tranny & engine overhaul

Jan 2009 – New transmission, major engine overhaul The transmission had failed in Ensenada and had a temporary (borrowed) transmission that needed to be replaced with the new transmission. Since the engine had to be removed to get at the transmission, it was decided to do a major overhaul on the engine at the same […]