Jobs list

This missive will, I believe, mostly appeal to boaty people. Or perhaps to people who just like lists. I certainly won’t be offended if boat ‘spannering’ is not your thing and you choose to skip these words.

This is what we’ve been upto during our time in North Carolina, more specifically Bock Marine Boat Yard. Now we’re floating it feels appropriate to release this data, Cambridge Analytica style.

  • Mast compression problem sorted…. Rotting wood removed, new 5.5” fibre glass slabs both inside and out, new gel coat, new plinth, bilge area painted etc etc
  • Deck fittings remounted on new gel coat plint
  • Toilets serviced and new pipes in fwd heads
  • Starter circuit and earths cleaned
  • Glow plug circuit installed
  • Generator serviced
  • Starter motor – main and spare both serviced
  • Gear box oil changed
  • Oil changed
  • Fuel tanks drained, diesel polished and both tanks cleaned
  • Solar panels installed on Bimini and wired in
  • All seacocks serviced
  • Outboard serviced and flushed before haul out
  • Holding tank installed with pipework
  • Taylor’s Kerosene Heater factory reconditioned
  • Water tanks flushed, cleaned and new pipe and new seals installed
  • Seals on all oval port holes replaced
  • Seals replaced on two round portholes
  • New cutlass bearing
  • New pump for pressurised water system
  • Prop shaft pulled and polished
  • New plumbers block
  • New pressurised deck wash pump installed
  • New engine battery installed with new independent earth cable
  • New vinyl windows, new piping, new zips on spray-hood
  • Hatch Garage completely disassembled and rebuilt including recaulking to stop leak
  • New 90 amp alternator installed
  • Vents on deck resprayed
  • Anchor chain remarked and sprayed
  • Hull work – pinholes sanded, epoxied, and copper coated
  • Paintwork remedied and rub strips in place for both anchors on bow sprit
  • Canvas spray hood water proofed
  • Anode posts reset in hull
  • Bilge cleaned
  • New shelf in cupboard in saloon
  • Lids on 4 deck boxes recaulked
  • Port and Starboard deck boxes stripped, painted internally and revarnished with 9 coats
  • Belay pins and pin rail stripped and 9 coats of varnish applied
  • Bulwarks, grab rails, gas locker, hatch garage, boom gallows and butterfly hatch all stripped of old varnish and at least 6 coats of new varnish applied
  • 2 x Anchors painted and chain resprayed
  • Engine realigned and 4 new engine mounts installed
  • Stainless steel stanchions polished
  • Sheaves swapped on mast for better halyard runs
  • Hull awlgrip paint waxed
  • New storage system in lazarette configured
  • 5200 squeezed into gaps on bulwarks
  • Teak decks cleaned and treated

Not quite ready to depart yet. Some fettling remains to be done. Things that could only happen once we were floating again.

The rig is not finished. The engine needs a once over and we’ll get Brookes the mechanic to check the valves etc.

And we need a weather window too. And my ankle needs to less elephant like.

7 thoughts on “Jobs list

  1. Alun says:

    You make me feel lazy!
    Winter season is done. Some great snow and not a lot of sunshine. Bit of a bumper one in the chalet. Soon off to Pyrenees to plant up the garden then off to Madagascar for 5 weeks recuperation 🙂
    Loads of Love to ya both


  2. Linnit says:

    Now that is a list!
    She looks amazing like a shiny new boat…and what’s amazing is you were not doing that in balmy conditions. Enjoy Her and hope the ankle gets better soon H. x


    • grace of longstone says:

      Cheers me dear. It’s been long haul. Sat with ice on ankle for several hours yesterday and it seems to have helped as swelling is much less this morning. How’s that post production stuff coming along?


  3. John Derek parker says:

    To précis the list – “all (almost) fine and dandy, nice and shiny.” Most important, Grace still floats! Dad


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