Sunday, 10 June 2018

10 Month Maintenance Summary - Vanuatu to New Zealand




It has been ten months since I posted the last maintenance summary in Vanuatu.  The output from my spreadsheet is at the bottom of the blog post but here is the summary of the more significant items.

Improvements:

Maintenance on a cruising boat is pretty relentless but it is nice to be able to do some improvements rather than just trying to tread water.

- New 12 kW (41,000 BTU/Hr) Eberspacher hydronic diesel heater to heat all three cabins, the saloon and the domestic water.  Yes, you heard correctly, hot water ! Very luxurious.  We have it partly installed now - we have heat to the saloon, the aft cabin and to the domestic water.  The rest we will put in before we leave the tropics again as well as adding details like thermostats in each cabin.   Interesting installation.     We bought it from a company that does not normally deal with boats and their recommended installer had never put in any type of heater before.   The installer were experienced boat builders and good folks but it would have cost a fortune to pay them them to learn how to install it and really it is all within the DIY level if perhaps tedious. Ironically, the two companies that were the most help were the ones that logistics made it impractical to hire.  Malcom of Aquaplumb in Auckland was a great help.  Over coffee one morning on Fluenta he talked us through the design and then showed me through an install he was putting into a big motor boat over at the Viaduct.  The other great resource was Cliff of NW Marine Air.  He also helped us a lot with the design and we look forward to being closer to his operation when we get over to his neighbourhood to have our heater looked over.

- New to us Honda 20HP Four Stroke.  Friends of ours upgraded and were days away from leaving New Zealand for French Polynesia and it still had not sold.  Our old 15 HP could now longer get the tender up on a plane with the whole family onboard and was 16 years old.  My epoxy repair of the carburetor bowl had held for two years but I was starting to look at replacing the carburetor and other expensive parts.  A newer outboard started to look very attractive ... As a bonus, it is so much quieter, fuel efficient and pollutes less.  Also more complicated so I have bought the shop manual for it and made sure I did the annual maintenance myself here in NZ in case I had any problems.

- Mostly connected with the heater installation, but we also added a thermostatic valve to the hot water tank so the hot water coming out to the taps is below scalding.  Previously the "hot" water was either cold if we had not run the engine recently or about 80C (scalding time of 1/4 to 1/2 a second depending on which reference you use) if we had run the engine.

- Battery watering system:  not a big project but nice to have.  Rather than topping up each of our eight flooded batteries individually, I can now fill them at one of three fill spots without having to pull the vents apart.  As half of our house bank is under our bunk this is a nice improvement.

- 40 Amp 240 Hz 50Hz battery charger.  Again, not very exciting at first glance but it is really nice to be able to plug into the shore power on those rare dock visits.  It is "dual power" so it can also work on 120V 60Hz and as such provides a backup to our 100A charger that we use with the Honda generator.

Larger Maintenance Projects

Hard to define what is "larger" rather than just maintenance required to keep us operational but here are some of the bigger or more expensive projects:

- Easy but expensive: the three year service of the liferaft.  Nothing was wrong but holy cow is that expensive.
- Easy but also expensive: replaced our 300 ft of anchor chain.  The previous chain was only four years old but was flaking so badly we did not feel comfortable just regalvanizing it.  Considering we are at anchor more often than not by a large margin this seemed like a good investment.  A specialist chain and rope company was able to import some imperial size chain from Italy to avoid us having to change the windlass gypsy too.
- Replaced six thru hulls and sea cocks with Tru Design reinforced plastic ones.  These are not going to corrode !  A reminder if you use their thru hulls you need to add the reinforcing collar for them to  ABYC compliant.
- Had all of the cockpit and dodger canvas restiched.
- Had all of the sails surveyed and repaired as required. Twice in fact as the first time they only did the survey and forgot to do the repairs. The sailmaker was very apologetic, came to where we sailed to,  and did the repairs personally.
- Liz used a borrowed sewing machine to put new covers on our cockpit cushions and completely restiched our dingy chaps.  The old cockpit cushions had been ripping for about three years and the material was so shot the patches had nothing to attach to anymore. The old dingy chaps were hilarious before the repair - almost every seam of the finest Mexican thread had let go - and flapped like a threadbare ghost as we (tried) to zoom by.
- Liz and the kids reskinned the bottom of our old rhib.
- The Torrid hot water tank had developed a small leak.  Wendall and I were able to wrestle it out iof its mounting location and get it into the boatyard's DIY workshop.  With a really big impact driver we were able to finally remove and replace the anode, clean out the gunk that had accumulated over 14 years and even put it back into the boat without leaks.  Sounds easy but ... it wasn't.  We had great support from Torrid during the whole process.
- My seven year old Spinlock was falling apart, and using some birthday money, I bought a two year old but unused Spinlock lifejacket with a AIS MOB unit.

New anchor chain.  The old chain did not only look bad it had flaked so badly I could measure a difference between the link diameters.  Certainly not worth trying to regalvanize.
Liz recovered our cushions.  Our old ones were so tired the patches had nothing to attach to.
Here is the output from my spreadsheet.  I have cleaned it up a bit by removing some of the less interesting columns.  Some of these items are quick jobs - check the engine zincs for example - whereas others such as the heater installation took weeks.

Date Item
Category
23-Aug-17 check autopilot bolt torques 3 mon autopilot
23-Aug-17 aft water tank sensor
electrical
23-Aug-17 new dingy stern line
Rigging
27-Aug-17 Yamaha 2hp - 20 hr/3 mon maintenance - gear oil, greasing points, water from tell tale,
outboard
27-Aug-17 Yamaha 2hp - annual service 12 mon outboard
27-Aug-17 Yamaha – prep for storage
outboard
27-Aug-17 lock for small outboard mount
outboard
27-Aug-17 Pressure water filter 4 mon plumbing
27-Aug-17 locktite lifeline gate
Safety
28-Aug-17 replace bilge float switch
plumbing
28-Aug-17 replace hose for gulper bilge pump
plumbing
28-Aug-17 clean bilge and bottle storage

29-Aug-17 check alternator belt tension 50 engine
29-Aug-17 galley tap leak – Moen Legend 7300
plumbing
29-Aug-17 RHIB hoist lines – replace lift rings
Rigging
29-Aug-17 stove sparker
electrical
02-Sep-17 icebox drain filter 3 mon plumbing
02-Sep-17 plugged reefer drain line
plumbing
02-Sep-17 adjust reefer temps higher
reefer
03-Sep-17 adjust aft lower cotter pin
Rigging
08-Sep-17 engine water strainer 60 days Engine
08-Sep-17 Engine zinc 60 days Engine
08-Sep-17 Oil cooler zinc – replaced 60 days Engine
08-Sep-17 check fuel filter bowls Monthly Engine
08-Sep-17 clean watermaker sea strainer 2 Mon watermaker
08-Sep-17 clean watermaker pleated filter 2 Mon watermaker
08-Sep-17 clean reefer strainer and bowl 2 Mon reefer
10-Sep-17 adjust alternator regulator to 14.8V: Bv+14.8, Av=14.7
electrical
11-Sep-17 Corrosion preventative for ignition key and engine kill knob 6 mon Engine
11-Sep-17 aft head u/s – replaced joker valve
plumbing
11-Sep-17 adjust fridge temp cooler – back to index mark
reefer
12-Sep-17 aft head overhaul 12 mon plumbing
18-Sep-17 dingy fuel tank lid leak
dingy
19-Sep-17 defrost freezer
reefer
23-Sep-17 Battery water and clean battery top - aft - 60 days – check and levels fine 45 days battery water
23-Sep-17 Battery water - start battery - 60 days – levels fine 120 days battery water
23-Sep-17 hull/Prop clean Monthly
28-Sep-17 Test SSB/Pactor and weatherfax 3 mon Electronics
28-Sep-17 Watermaker product rate drops to zero on Clark pump shifts – test flow rate
watermaker
03-Oct-17 reflective tape – dodger top
Safety
03-Oct-17 reflective tape – additional – outboard
Safety
20-Oct-17 Grease autopilot rod end bearing 6 mon lazerrete
21-Oct-17 vacuum/clean wind gen controller 2 Mon
21-Oct-17 check fuel filter bowls Monthly Engine
21-Oct-17 Oil Filter Change 250 engine
21-Oct-17 Oil (100 hrs) - 7.95L of oil 125 engine
22-Oct-17 update AIS Coastal CPA settings
Electronics
22-Oct-17 replace chafed end of staysail halyard
Rigging
23-Oct-17 replace shock cord on SUP

24-Oct-17 modify outboard hoisting straps
outboard
24-Oct-17 replace preventer shock cord
Rigging
24-Oct-17 add turning block for genoa furler when flying staysail on port tack
Rigging
24-Oct-17 Trickle tiller bracket repair
Trickle
24-Oct-17 Trickle rudder pintle
Trickle
24-Oct-17 varnish Trickle rudder and tiller
Trickle
25-Oct-17 Autopilot - check bolt torque 3 mon autopilot
25-Oct-17 rudder stops – check and replace rubber 12 mon lazerrete
25-Oct-17 autopilot brush and hyd fluid check 3 mon autopilot
25-Oct-17 Steering cable tightness - check quarterly 3 mon Lazerrete
25-Oct-17 check and lubricate steering cable 6 mon Lazerrete
26-Oct-17 Service max prop – Aug 2017 12 mon haulout
27-Oct-17 lube mainsail track
Rigging
27-Oct-17 upmast rigging check
Rigging
27-Oct-17 reflective tape on mast – 2' section on each side
Safety
29-Oct-17 top up coolant – approx 1L
Engine
29-Oct-17 replace mainfurl line
Rigging
29-Oct-17 top up of compass

30-Oct-17 Outboard 15 hp grease plus corrosion spray on throttle cables 3 mon outboard
30-Oct-17 Windlass - bimonthly 2 Mon Grease
30-Oct-17 mainfurl - Grease the grease nipple on the aft end of the spar. 2 Mon Grease
30-Oct-17 Outboard 15hpsparkplugs 6 mon outboard
30-Oct-17 engine air filter check 125 engine
30-Oct-17 Outboard 15 hpfuel filter 6 mon outboard
30-Oct-17 trickle hoisting - low friction rings
Trickle
31-Oct-17 Outboard 15 hp gear oil 6 mon outboard
31-Oct-17 fix dingy painter for remove chafe spot
Rigging
01-Nov-17 Engine zinc 60 days Engine
01-Nov-17 Oil cooler zinc 60 days Engine
01-Nov-17 engine water strainer 60 days Engine
01-Nov-17 clean reefer strainer and bowl 2 Mon reefer
01-Nov-17 check alternator belt tension 50 engine
01-Nov-17 alternator x 3 and starter - check wiring 125 engine
02-Nov-17 clean watermaker sea strainer 2 Mon watermaker
02-Nov-17 clean watermaker pleated filter 2 Mon watermaker
02-Nov-17 reconfigure Wirie
Electronics
02-Nov-17 Test high water alarm
Safety
02-Nov-17 Test and clean contacts MOB light
Safety
03-Nov-17 Prop/shaft zincs 2 mon
03-Nov-17 Check , clean/sand and grease steering sheave above shaft
Rigging
04-Nov-17 hull/Prop clean Monthly
04-Nov-17 NZ chart – confirm
Charts
04-Nov-17 Tighten alternator#1 positive connection
electrical
04-Nov-17 replace reefer water pump
reefer
04-Nov-17 replace reefer water sea strainer
reefer
04-Nov-17 test Iridium Satphone
Safety
05-Nov-17 temp repair on coolant leak
Engine
05-Nov-17 test Furuno weather fax 12 mon Safety
05-Nov-17 replace TDS meter batteries
WM
05-Nov-17 Polish Dodger

06-Nov-17 temp repair to aft injector nuts
Engine
07-Nov-17 Impeller replacement 250 engine
07-Nov-17 aft cabin stbd fan
electrical
07-Nov-17 Program wx fax for NZ
Electronics
07-Nov-17 fixed leak on aft injector nut
Engine
07-Nov-17 calibrate barometers
Safety
07-Nov-17 fix boat clock

08-Nov-17 anchor shackle - check and replace seizing 3 mon Rigging
08-Nov-17 Windlass Service - preseason service - every 6 mon 6 mon Grease
08-Nov-17 make 240V shore power cable
electrical
08-Nov-17 steering cable – marker tape and grease cable
Rigging
09-Nov-17 Battery water and clean battery top - aft - 60 days 45 days battery water
09-Nov-17 vacuum/clean wind gen controller 2 Mon
09-Nov-17 check battery terminal torques and water levels
electrical
09-Nov-17 Temp repair positive boot on alternator#1
electrical
09-Nov-17 replace ring connector for battery monitor positive
electrical
09-Nov-17 reefer cooling water leak at end of condensor
reefer
12-Nov-17 Replace second from back high pressure fuel line
Engine
15-Nov-17 Clean and lube all blocks, lube mainsail track
Rigging
24-Nov-17 reefer water pump – not getting prime

27-Nov-17 check fuel filter bowls Monthly Engine
27-Nov-17 Chartplotter reset to default all by itself – reloaded data and config
Electronics
27-Nov-17 tighten nut for throttle linkage
Engine
27-Nov-17 Add 2xfenders and replace fender lines x 1
Rigging
28-Nov-17 Battery water and clean battery top- fwd - 60 days 90 days battery water
28-Nov-17 check windlass oil level 3 mon windlass
28-Nov-17 question for Simrad wrt chartplotter slowing down and not seeing AP computer
Electronics
28-Nov-17 contact Navico – charplotter resets to default and goes laggy
Electronics
28-Nov-17 update PW Offshore and provide feedback
IT
28-Nov-17 test outboard gear oil
outboard
29-Nov-17 update triton keypad software
Electronics
29-Nov-17 update chartplotter software x3
Electronics
29-Nov-17 replace Honda generator
Generator
29-Nov-17 replace screws for cct panel

30-Nov-17 Autopilot - check bolt torque 3 mon autopilot
30-Nov-17 autopilot brush and hyd fluid check 3 mon autopilot
30-Nov-17 check alternator belt tension 50 engine
30-Nov-17 Inspect autopilot drive – tightened screws and bolts, replaced one bolt
autopilot
30-Nov-17 plug for end of water towed generator when not in use– dummy plug ?
electrical
30-Nov-17 test Webasto heater
heater
01-Dec-17 replace propane sensor
electrical
03-Dec-17 temp cover for rigid SUP

03-Dec-17 fix oil lamp – check wick and replace oil

04-Dec-17 HF ant wire - renew - SSB GTO15 connection - battery lug to bulldog clamp. Fill lug with solder and cover with heat shrink 12 mon
04-Dec-17 hull/Prop clean Monthly
04-Dec-17 engine air filter check – cleaned in kersonese 125 engine
04-Dec-17 temp kiteboard bag
kite
04-Dec-17 short windlass stick

05-Dec-17 drill eyes in anchor rubbing block for mounting
anchor roller
05-Dec-17 rubber under anchor roller
anchor roller
05-Dec-17 new fire extinguisher for aft cabin
Safety
05-Dec-17 Watermaker – test accumulator pressure – was 20 psi, now 60+ psi
watermaker
06-Dec-17 Rigging check by rigger 12 mon Rigging
06-Dec-17 rebed traveller bolts – 2 from port and farthest stbd
rebed
06-Dec-17 Rigger check steering cables and sheeves
Rigging
07-Dec-17 Outboard 15 hp gear oil 6 mon outboard
07-Dec-17 Outboard 15hpsparkplugs 6 mon outboard
07-Dec-17 repair BCD
dive
07-Dec-17 Diesel leak at injector pump – new gaskets for injector pump
Engine
07-Dec-17 tune up for outboard – compression check – was down to 90 psi – now 100 psi
outboard
07-Dec-17 Outboard – saltwater in gear oil
outboard
07-Dec-17 Rig tune – 1.5 tighter on cap shrouds and aft lower
Rigging
07-Dec-17 clean corrosion on inner forestay highfield lever and inspect
Rigging
07-Dec-17 Re-bed staysail tack padeye
Rigging
10-Dec-17 defrost freezer
reefer
11-Dec-17 update Open CPN
IT
11-Dec-17 hydrofoil for outboard
outboard
11-Dec-17 Rod out flush holes in toilet bowl aft
plumbing
12-Dec-17 Steering cable tightness - check quarterly 3 mon Lazerrete
12-Dec-17 check and lubricate steering cable 6 mon Lazerrete
12-Dec-17 increase clearance between port steering cable and sheave crossbar
Rigging
12-Dec-17 replace Port steering cable – meat hook
Rigging
23-Dec-17 engine water strainer 60 days Engine
23-Dec-17 test engine over temp alarm
Engine
27-Dec-17 icebox drain filter 3 mon plumbing
27-Dec-17 Outboard 15 hpanode 6 mon outboard
27-Dec-17 outboard choke handle
outboard
27-Dec-17 replacement rigid SUP Cover

28-Dec-17 resecure engine over temp alarm
Engine
28-Dec-17 install new leash for inflatable SUP

31-Dec-17 Battery water and clean battery top - aft - 60 days 45 days battery water
31-Dec-17 check fuel filter bowls Monthly Engine
31-Dec-17 battery watering system
electrical
31-Dec-17 pickle watermaker
WM
01-Jan-18 clean reefer strainer and bowl 2 Mon reefer
01-Jan-18 vacuum/clean wind gen controller 2 Mon
02-Jan-18 Engine zinc 60 days Engine
02-Jan-18 Oil cooler zinc 60 days Engine
02-Jan-18 temp cover for stbd aft saloon window
rebed
02-Jan-18 temp cover fwd head
rebed
02-Jan-18 replace gasket for window above galley
rebed
03-Jan-18 Re-epoxy dodger snap – port of centre

13-Jan-18 Honda Outboard - Greasing, Check starter rope, general inspection 6 mon outboard
29-Jan-18 anchor shackle - check and replace seizing 3 mon Rigging
29-Jan-18 ferrites on battery monitor
Electronics
29-Jan-18 fridge crack in gelcoat
reefer
29-Jan-18 Inflatable SUP – glue fin
SUP
29-Jan-18 anchor shackle – replace wire tie

30-Jan-18 window gasket – stbd aft cabin
rebed
30-Jan-18 window gasket – aft head
rebed
31-Jan-18 Heat exchanger flush/clean
Engine
31-Jan-18 leak in propane hose and regulator
propane
31-Jan-18 reefer refrigerant
reefer
31-Jan-18 Dodger repair
Sewing
31-Jan-18 replacement windlass cover
sewing
31-Jan-18 Dodger/rain enclosure/bimini to Peter for restich as required, flaps for running rigging, velcro for side doors
Sewing
31-Jan-18 infill repair
Sewing
31-Jan-18 replace propane regulator

31-Jan-18 replace propane pressure gauge/gasfuse

02-Feb-18 replace genoa uv strip – restiched 4 years sailmaker
02-Feb-18 Genoa inspection 12 mon sail
02-Feb-18 mainsail inspection 12 mon sail
02-Feb-18 staysail inspection 12 mon sail
02-Feb-18 engine water strainer 60 days Engine
02-Feb-18 Reefer – odd noise
reefer
02-Feb-18 reefer motor brushes 24mm of 30.7mm
reefer
02-Feb-18 sail inspections
sail
02-Feb-18 Mainsail – new batten pocket sacrificial layers
sail
02-Feb-18 staysail bag mod
Sewing
02-Feb-18 replace forward dodger clears
Sewing
03-Feb-18 Engine coolant change 13L 12 mon Engine
03-Feb-18 replace exhaust elbow 3 years Engine
03-Feb-18 replace exhaust hose from elbow to waterlift muffler – 60mm ID by 210 cm 3 years Engine
03-Feb-18 replace engine thermostat 4 years Engine
03-Feb-18 coolant leak at heat exchanger
Engine
03-Feb-18 replace rubber hoses for raw water
Engine
03-Feb-18 clean bilge

04-Feb-18 check fuel filter bowls Monthly Engine
04-Feb-18 deck caulking near boarding ladder
deck
04-Feb-18 tighten nut for engine alternator connections
electrical
04-Feb-18 Clean engine pan and replace oil absorbent pads
Engine
04-Feb-18 knife on aft deck
Safety
04-Feb-18 replace pushpit knife
Safety
04-Feb-18 anchor tightening with turnbuckle

05-Feb-18 Engine – slight overtemp – 200F ?
Engine
08-Feb-18 reregister EPRIB/PLB annual Safety
08-Feb-18 leak check propane system 1 mon
11-Feb-18 Prop/shaft zincs 2 mon
11-Feb-18 hull/Prop clean Monthly
11-Feb-18 refit gasfuse

12-Feb-18 replace mainsail tack and clew lines 12 mon sails
12-Feb-18 Run Webasto Heater 2 Mon heater
15-Feb-18 Windlass - bimonthly 2 Mon Grease
15-Feb-18 mainfurl - Grease the grease nipple on the aft end of the spar. 2 Mon Grease
15-Feb-18 Outboard 15 hp grease plus corrosion spray on throttle cables 3 mon outboard
15-Feb-18 test EPIRB annual Safety
15-Feb-18 Watermaker carbon filter 6 mon WM
15-Feb-18 Battery water and clean battery top - aft - 60 days 45 days battery water
15-Feb-18 update AIS Firmware
IT
27-Feb-18 120V leakage into hull ? Isolate one wire from “outlet port”
electrical
28-Feb-18 check bilge pump vented loop annual plumbing
28-Feb-18 check sink drain vented loop annual plumbing
28-Feb-18 Replace 3/8” refrigerant line from thermostats to under floor
reefer
01-Mar-18 vacuum plump and refill refrigerant – approx 1.25 kg
reefer
02-Mar-18 Engine zinc - Replaced 60 days Engine
02-Mar-18 Oil cooler zinc- change next month 60 days Engine
03-Mar-18 convert “tippy cupboard” to bulk storage
carpenter
03-Mar-18 replace vent line for coolant water vented loop
Engine
03-Mar-18 replace coolant hose from vented loop to exhaust elbow
Engine
03-Mar-18 replace vented loop for coolant water
Engine
03-Mar-18 adjust reefer high pressure cut off – 175 psi
reefer
03-Mar-18 Reefer – split hose and lost refrigerant
reefer
03-Mar-18 saloon cushions patch
sewing
10-Mar-18 Vesper AIS – screen issue – also send note about factory visit, kids blog, etc
Electronics
10-Mar-18 grease outboard attachment bolts
Grease
15-Mar-18 fridge thermostat lower - lowered to approx 27F
reefer
20-Mar-18 hand stitch stbd infill door
Sewing
23-Mar-18 hull/Prop clean - full clean with dive tank Monthly
23-Mar-18 clean reefer strainer and bowl 2 Mon reefer
23-Mar-18 check fuel filter bowls Monthly Engine
23-Mar-18 Prop/shaft zincs 2 mon
24-Mar-18 clean watermaker sea strainer 2 Mon watermaker
24-Mar-18 clean watermaker pleated filter - replaced filter 2 Mon watermaker
24-Mar-18 dingy chaps – restiched and patched
Sewing
25-Mar-18 install Honda 20 outboard
outboard
01-Apr-18 5200 rhib tubes
rhib
01-Apr-18 flush/clean rope clutches esp main halyard
Rigging
03-Apr-18 Corrosion preventative for ignition key and engine kill knob 6 mon Engine
05-Apr-18 Autopilot - check bolt torque 3 mon autopilot
05-Apr-18 Grease autopilot rod end bearing 6 mon lazerrete
05-Apr-18 Grease rudder reference bearing 12 mon Lazerrete
05-Apr-18 P bracket bearing - checked by Hutchinson Boat Builders
haulout
06-Apr-18 Standard Horizon portable VHF u/s - motherboard - refurbished again
Electronics
6-Apr-18 fish finder – test transducer - transducer u/s
haulout
07-Apr-18 reskin rhib
rhib
07-Apr-18 fix chip on transom

08-Apr-18 hull/Prop clean Monthly
08-Apr-18 Prop/shaft zincs - okay condition but replaced all 2 mon
08-Apr-18 Service max prop 12 mon haulout
08-Apr-18 polish prop
haulout
09-Apr-18 check fuel filter bowls Monthly Engine
09-Apr-18 Engine zinc 60 days Engine
09-Apr-18 replace DST800 sleeve and valve
haulout
09-Apr-18 replace prop and shaft zincs
haulout
09-Apr-18 replace hose clamps sink to sea cock
plumbing
09-Apr-18 replace hose from wm to to seacock
plumbing
09-Apr-18 replace reefer thru hull/seacock
plumbing
09-Apr-18 replace head discharge thru hull/seacock
plumbing
09-Apr-18 replace head inttake thru hull/seacock
plumbing
09-Apr-18 replace WM discharge/Reefer discharge stbd scupper thru hull/seacock
plumbing
09-Apr-18 replace sink drain/port scuper thru hull/seacock
plumbing
10-Apr-18 Engine zinc 60 days Engine
10-Apr-18 Oil cooler zinc 60 days Engine
10-Apr-18 engine water strainer 60 days Engine
10-Apr-18 install USB charging station
electrical
10-Apr-18 install new DST800
Electronics
10-Apr-18 replace reefer intake grill
plumbing
11-Apr-18 PSS shaft seal – clean/check face and check condition of bellows 12 mon haulout
11-Apr-18 Steering cable tightness - check quarterly 3 mon Lazerrete
11-Apr-18 autopilot brush and hyd fluid check 3 mon autopilot
11-Apr-18 test float switch and high water alarm 6 mon plumbing
11-Apr-18 Battery water and clean battery top - aft - topped up forward batteries, 45 days battery water
11-Apr-18 Autopilot - check bolt torque 3 mon autopilot
11-Apr-18 Grease autopilot rod end bearing 6 mon lazerrete
11-Apr-18 Grease rudder reference bearing 12 mon Lazerrete
11-Apr-18 battery watering system – add red stopper and split into three locations
battery watering system
11-Apr-18 clean port scupper
haulout
11-Apr-18 Replace hose clamps on T piece of WM above shaft
plumbing
11-Apr-18 Reflective tape on 20hp Outboard
Safety
11-Apr-18 watermaker pressure gauge u/s
watermaker
12-Apr-18 install new weather station
Electronics
12-Apr-18 rudder boot seal hoseclamps
haulout
12-Apr-18 manual bilge pump hose clamp x2
plumbing
12-Apr-18 port deck drain hose clamps x2
plumbing
13-Apr-18 repaint and mark anchor chain 12 mon
13-Apr-18 check windlass oil level 3 mon windlass
13-Apr-18 anchor shackle - check and replace seizing 3 mon Rigging
13-Apr-18 replace hose clamps on PSS shaft seal
haulout
13-Apr-18 replace shower head
plumbing
13-Apr-18 replace anchor chain

14-Apr-18 aft head floor
carpentry
16-Apr-18 Battery water and clean battery top- fwd - 60 days 90 days battery water
16-Apr-18 tighten connections - windlass bank
electrical
16-Apr-18 update chartplotter software
Electronics
16-Apr-18 hot water tank - clean out
plumbing
16-Apr-18 lanolin prop

17-Apr-18 overhaul aft head - muriatic acid, bowl, replace valves, new piston rings
haulout
19-Apr-18 Anti Foul t haulout
20-Apr-18 MOB light - new D cell x 5 12 mon Safety
20-Apr-18 hot water tank - leak - replaced intake and output tubes and cleaned
plumbing
21-Apr-18 Full charge of house bank Monthly battery
21-Apr-18 hot water tank - anode replacement
plumbing
21-Apr-18 restich infill sides
Sewing
22-Apr-18 aft head - leak at elbow
plumbing
22-Apr-18 hand stitch infill UV cover straps x 3
Sewing
24-Apr-18 thermostatic for hot water - http://www.heatiq.co.nz/cart/basket?rnd=0.4353171
heater
24-Apr-18 check aft head vented loop annual plumbing
24-Apr-18 replace or clean aft head discharge hoses
plumbing
25-Apr-18 check fuel filter bowls Monthly Engine
25-Apr-18 autopilot hyd fluid reservoir - remount
autopilot
26-Apr-18 liferaft re certify 3 years safety
28-Apr-18 replace engine start battery
electrical
29-Apr-18 replace reefer cooling water elbow and hose
reefer
29-Apr-18 bypass switch for reefer cooling pump
reefer
29-Apr-18 Replace 1/2” hose barb to thread elbow on WM intake service valve
watermaker
04-May-18 bimini - water proofing 6 mon
04-May-18 reseal forward nav lights
electrical
04-May-18 check vented loop for aft head - clean valve
plumbing
04-May-18 replace anchor roller
Rigging
04-May-18 Install cotter pin on forestay
Rigging
06-May-18 replace old Benmar box under aft bunk
carpentry
06-May-18 Replace 3/4” elbow on reefer cooling
plumbing
09-May-18 install heater - saloon
heater
09-May-18 rebed fwd head window
rebed
09-May-18 Stbd window above barometers leaking
rebed
10-May-18 Install Heater - boiler and “summer circuit”
heater
10-May-18 repair lower vang attachment - bent eye nut - M12 eye nut and bolt 115mm long through bearing surface
Rigging
11-May-18 check and lubricate deck fill o-rings 6 mon plumbing
11-May-18 Heater - short cycles - bled heater coolant
heater
11-May-18 weather station - batteries dying early - put in new batteries voltage 1.6.3V and expiry Dec 27

11-May-18 replace deck fill o rings

12-May-18 inspect inner forestay swages
Rigging
12-May-18 check engine hoses 12 month engine
12-May-18 vacuum/clean wind gen controller 2 Mon
12-May-18 icebox drain filter 4 mon plumbing
12-May-18 Replace batteries in electric flare 12 mon Safety
12-May-18 portable watermaker – annual maintenance 12 mon Safety
12-May-18 check alternator belt tension - tensioned all three alternators 50 engine
12-May-18 alternator x 3 and starter - check wiring 125 engine
12-May-18 leak on cockpit seat drain port side
rebed
12-May-18 anchor bag zipper
Sewing
13-May-18 replace fishfinder transducer
Electronics
14-May-18 battery equalization 6 mon electrical
14-May-18 PFD - recharge - spinlock 12 mon safety
14-May-18 Windlass - bimonthly 2 Mon Grease
14-May-18 mainfurl - Grease the grease nipple on the aft end of the spar. 2 Mon Grease
14-May-18 check PFD – manually inflate and inspect 6 mon Safety
14-May-18 Windlass Service - preseason service - every 6 mon 6 mon Grease
14-May-18 reconnect bracket for raw water pipe
Engine
15-May-18 Pressure water filter 4 mon plumbing
15-May-18 install beta tester test - environmental data
Electronics
15-May-18 calibrate depth IS20 - -4.3 feet
Electronics
15-May-18 repaint exhaust elbow and exhaust manifold
Engine
15-May-18 lagging on exhaust elbow
Engine
15-May-18 update trip log 25107nm (IS20) or 27021 (Chartplotter)?

16-May-18 new battery cables – forward bank
electrical
16-May-18 reattach dynmea backup for backstay
Rigging
16-May-18 muster wooden dc plugs
Safety
19-May-18 check storm staysail and trysail 12 mon sail
19-May-18 check genoa furler
Rigging
20-May-18 Inspect lifelines 12 month rigging
20-May-18 hot water tank overflow plumbing
plumbing
20-May-18 relash jacklines annual Safety
21-May-18 safety nuts on exhaust elbow
Engine
21-May-18 mainsail cover stiff - rebuilt and lubricated aft boom axles
Rigging
21-May-18 Restitch bimini and redo rear clears chafe guards
Sewing
22-May-18 Honda outboard - replace propeller
outboard
22-May-18 Honda outboard - check starter cord 6 mon outboard
22-May-18 Honda Outboard - spark plug 6 mon outboard
22-May-18 Honda Outboard - Oil Change 6 mon outboard
22-May-18 Honda Outboard - Fuel Filter 12 mon outboard
22-May-18 Honda Outboard - Oil Filter Change 12 mon outboard
22-May-18 Honda Outboard - check anodes 6 mon outboard
22-May-18 Honda Outboard - grease and corrosion control 6 mon outboard
22-May-18 Honda outboard - water tell tail ? Unplugged hose
outboard
23-May-18 replaced batteries on new weather station - battery voltage was 1.62V
Electronics
23-May-18 Honda Outboard - Gear oil 6 mon outboard
23-May-18 program MMSI into PFD AIS AIS MMSI 972606525 S/N 01707065250
Safety
23-May-18 redo sail inspection and maintenance
sails
24-May-18 Honda generator - oil change 6 mon Generator
24-May-18 test Honda Generator and test AC hot water heating
Generator
24-May-18 Generator oil level light
Generator
24-May-18 Honda Outboard - plug gaps in front
outboard
24-May-18 free up and durac saloon hatches
rebed
24-May-18 stbd saloon hatch handle stiff

25-May-18 bend on sails and check repairs
sails
26-May-18 Small leaks in plumbing to hot water tank
plumbing
28-May-18 Oil (100 hrs) - 7.95L of oil 125 engine
28-May-18 reset alternator fault codes
Engine
28-May-18 top up lamp - 1/4 fill

28-May-18 Replace icebox latch

29-May-18 confirm emergency numbers and Tonga RCC in Satphone - https://sarcontacts.info/ 12 mon Safety
29-May-18 Review Ditch Bag contents 12 mon Safety
29-May-18 change solar and wind gen settings to 14.8V
electrical
29-May-18 program MMSI into handheld VHF
Electronics
29-May-18 new gasket for fwd head window
rebed
29-May-18 calibrate barometers

29-May-18 test satphone 12 mon Safety
30-May-18 replace webasto heater switch
heater
30-May-18 activate Iridium Go sim card
IT
30-May-18 charge USB solar battery for ditch bag and find correct wires for go
Safety
31-May-18 Honda Generator - spark plug CR5HSB NGK 12 mon Generator
01-Jun-18 battery monitor firmware upgrade SW009
Electronics
02-Jun-18 PW Offshore on laptop not connecting to Go - revert to Win7
IT
02-Jun-18 Iridium Go stuck in “searching”
IT
02-Jun-18 Set up Iridium Go - plus add sailmail address
IT
03-Jun-18 Battery water and clean battery top - aft - four pumps forward and 1/2 pump each aft 45 days battery water
03-Jun-18 Fire extinguisher – inspect and service as required 12 mon Safety
04-Jun-18 clean reefer strainer and bowl 2 Mon reefer
04-Jun-18 Engine zinc - replaced zinc 60 days Engine
04-Jun-18 Oil cooler zinc - looks good 60 days Engine
04-Jun-18 engine water strainer 60 days Engine
05-Jun-18 remove fwd head fan
electrical
05-Jun-18 Replace port saloon fan
electrical
05-Jun-18 reefer raw water o'ring
plumbing
05-Jun-18 Replace knife on aft deck
Safety
06-Jun-18 Check GEOS SOS function on Iridium Go and Satphone
Safety
07-Jun-18 PW Offshore - Win10 version not working - worked with PW to get a new version developed
IT
07-Jun-18 new shock cord for preventor storage
Rigging
07-Jun-18 inspect drogue
Safety
07-Jun-18 make wing nut bolts for table

08-Jun-18 Clean/sanitize water jerry cans 6 mon Safety
08-Jun-18 tighten connections on windlass bank
electrical
08-Jun-18 Battery Monitor resets to 100 % - Change SOC auto sync
Electronics
08-Jun-18 replace fishing shock cord
fishing
08-Jun-18 new fish hook on big lure
fishing
09-Jun-18 spray anti-corrosion – windlass motor shaft 12 mon windlass
09-Jun-18 paint windlass motor
electrical
09-Jun-18 clean bilge

1 comment:

  1. No trouble to know you were an engineering type...everything listed and on a schedule. That's the thing though, there's always something that needs tending to. I think it's awesome that you guys do most of it yourselves as well. You know, we watch all of these survivor stories on TV, the "Alaska" people that want to live in the bush etc....they wouldn't have a chance on a boat! Again, well done!

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