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Posts Tagged ‘maintenance’

Finally it is done. But what a job! The goal was to coat the bottom of Life Part 2 with CopperCoat. The reason? So we don’t have to keep finding boatyards to haulout the boat every couple of years. So what is it? CopperCoat is an epoxy resin that is loaded with pure copper powder. (Click to Read More...)
Having had them on order, we finally picked up our new anchors in Syracuse. As you can see, the new Rocna 33 – which weighs, uh, 33kg – is quite a bit bigger than our hydrobubble. And, as you can also see, it has a concave shape rather than a convex shape to it. There (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Mar Menor, SpainCurrent Position: 37 44.25 N 000 44.78 W Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 2278 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereThis story, you will remember, started in Gibraltar in October, when we first installed the new upper diamonds. But we didn’t receive the other (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Cartagena, Murcia, SpainCurrent Position: 37 35.78 N 000 58.79 W Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 112 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereStainless steel rigging is subject to crevice corrosion. The problem with that is that you cannot see it until it actually breaks. Then it (Click to Read More...)
We finally got our new Dynex Dux shrouds and put them up (with a little bit of hassle because of the length, but more on that in another post). Good thing too – when I got the old shroud down I could see that it had already pulled out about a 3 millimeters. Imagine (Click to Read More...)
Yes, I finally got around to going up the mast to measure the standing rigging. The rigging is now over 10 years old, so due for replacement. The problem with stainless steel rigging is that you get crevice corrosion, which means that the steels gets eaten away in the areas where you can’t see it (Click to Read More...)
Life Part 2 was bought out of a charter fleet. That means it was pretty basic in its equipment – but its price reflected that. Now, chartering for a week or two is one thing, but living on a boat is very different. It is, after all, HOME! So like any self respecting home owner, (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Road Town, Tortola, BVICurrent Position: 18 25.56 N 064 37.01 W Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 90 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereHow many times Noel had to go up the mast to complete installation of the radar??? The same amount of times I had (Click to Read More...)
The last 2 days I was on my own I was actually able to go out and not worry about the anchor, plus I had some great neighbors watching out for me. Now, remember what our salon used to look like? The salon - Before I wanted to make some cushions for my newly covered (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Portsmouth, DominicaCurrent Position: 15 34.79 N 061 27.87 W Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 18 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereHere we were, all set to sail to Gaudeloupe, and what do we find when we check the engines before we fire up! The port (Click to Read More...)