Sailboat renovation

Final preparations before our summer sail

Before our summer vacation sail we had some small final preparations to get the boat in order. First up was to get the old piece of teak back in position in the cockpit.

Sanding the teak before putting it back in the cockpit.
In position on the cockpit. We are still missing the final piece in the stern so we will need to buy a new piece.
The winches back in position.
Securing the sharp edges with some tape to protect all the different ropes and sails.
We also mounted the instruments we have on the mizzen mast.

We have bought a new Garmin plotter which needed a position as well. We chose to place it under the spray-hood. We had one idea of putting it one the mizzen mast together with the other instruments but there is not room enough on the mast have it in a good way.

Drilling a hole for the cables for the plotter.
The cable entry for the plotter. Soon the cables from the solar panels will be drawn through here as well.
The plotter in position.

We have also bought a new refrigerator, Dometic CRX 110, which needed to be installed as well. We thought for some time to build our own cooling box but decided not to. The reason for that is that it will be a lot of work and if we want to go sailing this summer we would have to buy us out of this one. But this refrigerator looks really good and it is big so we will be able to store a lot of food.

Taking a look at our new refrigerator.
One minor problem is that the refrigerator doesn’t fit properly, so we had to destroy it to get it in place.
A piece of the insulation removed.
After some work, the refrigerator is finally in position! 🙂

We have a oil lubricated shaft seal which didn’t had an oil reservoir but just a hose to fill oil in. We decided to build an oil reservoir and make sure to mount it well abode the waterline.

 Some pieces for the oil reservoir…
and after some soldering it ended up in this.  
It is made out of copper pipe and a threaded fitting as a lid. 

When all work was done, it was cleaning time. After almost 11 months of renovation it was well needed.

The sofa and table in position with cushions and all.
The bed in the bow made and ready to be slept in.
A net for fruits is a must on a sailboat! 🙂

Tomorrow we will set sail for a couple of days and sail in the Stockholm archipelago. Feels amazing that we will finally be able to enjoy our sailboat for a while after all the work we done so far. It is far from finished though. We still need to have her up on land to go over the bottom, we have no water installed yet and the water tanks needs cleaning (on this sailing trip we will bring water with us in a water can) and a bunch of other things. But that is something we will do after the summer.

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