Our stay at Newcastle Island came to an end on a really high note. Tony finished the Spectra 150 watermaker installation and we filled our tanks for the first time without a hose! I don’t think that I have ever seen Tony so excited! We can produce 6 gallons/hour through reverse osmosis without starting the […]
Tony and Karin purchased Arabella (now renamed Mayaluga) in Seattle July 2013 without any illusions as to her condition. We knew she was definitely a fixer-upper that needed a lot more than simple TLC. We felt that her honest construction and good reviews as an offshore cruiser made it a worthwhile project. Three prior owners […]
Shortlist of Phase I projects that have been identified: Rewire Hobbs Meter – insertion of ignition key should not activate elapsed time, only running engine (complete) Replace raw water pump (complete) Re-engineer access to gearbox dipstick and filler (complete) Fix Morse throttle cable control in binnacle (complete) Remove redundant wiring (partially complete) Replace fire extinguishers/relabel (complete) Service all through-hull fittings (complete) […]
Plumbing is NOT my favourite thing in life. Waste plumbing falls way below that and is a loathsome thing at the best of times! This job of replacing the holding tank morphed into replacing the macerator, replacing all waste piping, servicing through hulls, replacing potable water pipes, putting new faucets in the head sink, repositioning […]
Well, the job is just about done. Huge improvement and thats one more thing we can now put behind us because its been done properly!
Down under the V berth was this very smelly black bladder with yuchie pipes . Not good!! Very odiferous. Tony plucked up courage and pulled the whole nasty mess out. If you will excuse the pun … a really crappy job! Despite being dressed in a head to toe disposable overall and kitted up with […]