The old Navy Blue canvas had been on the boat at least a decade so it was time for some new Canvas. A local shop came to the boat and measured and made a new sail cover, lifeline covers, winch covers, tiller cover and compass … Continue readingNew Canvas
This one is loooong overdue! The lifelines on Cuajota were rusted and just looking shabby. So time for a replacement and upgrade. I pulled the old and crusty lifelines off the boat and took them to the WestMarine rigging shop. They replaced them with raw … Continue readingNew Lifelines
Now that I have instruments mounted and feeding sailing data to the cockpit, what if I wanted to access that data from multiple areas of the boat? Maybe even have GPS data sent from an iPhone or iPad to an Autopilot? Maybe speed and wind … Continue readingNetworked! Cuajota Now Has a Wireless Data Network!!
This is always great, but for me especially nice. I found an amazing deal on a preowned Ullman carbon laminate headsail. So good I couldn’t pass up on it. It’s a 140 on my boat and requires no modifications for the boat at all! Just … Continue readingNew Ullman Carbon Headsail!
Well a few years ago I wired and installed the Raymarine TackTick wireless wind system. now I have the displays hard mounted so I can see them when sailing but still be able to store them below when docked. I fabricated a mount for the … Continue readingElectronics Mounted!!!
The Yanmar exhaust mixing elbow is a weak spot for the motor. It clogs and then performance decreases. At one point I couldn’t rev the motor over 1,500 RPM. I cleaned it by soaking it in Apple cider vinegar which dissolves the carbon deposits but … Continue readingStainless Steel Exhaust!
So we were doing a harbor cruise and the motor suddenly sounded funny and I took a look at the motor and the water pump belt snapped. Yikes. So we powered down and called vessel assist and got a tow back to the slip. First … Continue readingTighten up your belt!!
I can’t be happier with the fit of the ATN Jib Sleeve! Looks good. Fits like a glove and now whatever sail is on the fuller will be protected from the sun, wind and other elements. I bought the sail cover from defender.com. There were … Continue readingJib Sleeve is back and it’s Perfect!!
Ok so I got the custom jib sock from ATN, Inc. I was so excited. This meant that I wouldn’t have to drop the headsail after the very sail. Making it so much more convenient to sail. I put the sail up then put the … Continue readingJib Sock…Oops!
As part of the new “Get things done” attitude I have, the upgrades and maintenance continues. My mast climber Matt went up the mast and installed the Raymarine/Tack-Tick wireless anemometer. The final step now is to mount the 2 displays. Excited to now have … Continue readingGetting things done!! We have wind!!!