Sitrep 6/7/14

July 6, 2014 at 10:39 am

Exciting news, but here’s the main problem with a little boat;

Proper posts coming soon, having a little trouble with connectivity (and time management!)

Sitrep 13/6/14

June 13, 2014 at 9:07 am

Situation Report for 13th June 2014

Duet Hurley 22

I’ve been busy… Have spent pretty much the last 2 weeks down at the boat and have done alot, but there is still much to do.

It’s a matter of priorities now: what has to be done before launch and what can possibly wait: what is necessary for safety and what is a ‘nice to have’.

So the inside is finished, painted and carpeted… Bar a bit of finishing off.

And the bottom has had its 4 coats of epoxy, and one of antifouling (just needs another one). To be honest it looks better than I ever hoped!

The eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed that the mast is down. That’s a long and complicated saga, and I’m going to do a whole post on that when I get a minute (and some video of inside work too).

Nonetheless, here is the list of remaining works that must be done before re-launch (hopefully at the end of next week). This concentrates on the basic essentials of rig, hull, engine and navigation.


  • Fit new cap shrouds (being made up now)
  • Fit new spreaders (being made up now)
  • Replace all clevis pins
  • Re-rivet foot of mast and cap (rigger to do)
  • Replace VHF cable in mast.
  • Re-tape electrical connections (have already been tested and work)
  • Step mast
  • Adjust rigging


  • Finish antifouling
  • Refit one through hull and seacock (one already done!)


  • Make sure lights work
  • Make sure depth/log/gps work
  • Install new VHF
  • Sort out anchor
  • Buy new outboard and get it aboard!

The rest, I think can be done on route. After all, they do say that cruising is just boat maintenance in new places…


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