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Avy-J

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:55 pm
by Nick
So, what have we been doing down the boatyard these past 22 months? Well, Avy-J (boat no. 2) is just about ready to sail and play with. Here's most of what we have been doing to turn an tired old classic into a potential ocean greyhound ready for a long trip:

BOW TO STERN

    New custom made double bow roller and chainplate - thanks to mark and Mackenzie Welding
    New anchor locker bulkhead in 18mm/36,, mariner play, fully epoxied in place - thanks to Darren, Mainsail Marine
    Anchor locker painted in Danboline, strong point for bitter end
    New anchor locker lid
    New 40m 8mm chain spliced to 40m 14mm octoplait
    New 9Kg Knox anchor
    15Kg CQR chocked on foredeck
    New midships stanchions
    New deck glands for mast cables, VHF deck plug renewed
    Liferaft supports treated and woodsealed
    4-man Ocean Safety liferaft, in service date
    New 4-sheave deck organisers both sides
    Hatch garage top renewed in 12mm Robbins Elite ply
    Walk-on 50W black flat solar panel installed on hatch garage
    Morse control; tension fixed, unit painted
    Engine control panel repaired
    Tiller varnished
    Cockpit cubbyholes painted in white Danboline
    Cockpit cushions
    New steering compass on port side
    Lazarette partitioned to make it useable
    Navik wind vane rebuilt, refurbished, fitted and set up
    New custom made stern chainplate - thanks to John and Norman
    New inflateable danbuoy
    New Yamaha 2 horse 2-stroke outboard
    Emergency boarding ladder on rail
    New flagstaff

HULL

    Rudder professionally repaired - many thanks to Darren of Mainsail Marine
    2 coats Micron 350 antifoul
    Prop antifouled with Velox
    Prop bolts tightened and locktited
    New sealant all round the underside of the toerail

ENGINE

    New raw water filter added]
    New stainless exhaust elbow
    All filters replaced
    Fuel tank repaired and re-plumbed
    All fuel piping replaced - thanks to Iain
    Impellor/belts/filters/anodes all replaced
    Stern gland re-packed and greaser cleaned and refilled
    New seacock on exhaust
    Morse control serviced, new cover for morse contols in quarterberth
    New engine stop control fitted

ELECTRICS/INSTRUMENTS

    Partial re-wire with new marine tinned cables run internally
    New VHF with built in GPS
    New NASA wind unit
    New Matsutec AIS transponder/GPS flush-mounted in cockpit
    Active aerial splitter for masthead aerial
    CTEK intelligent battery charger in re-organised battery locker
    Battery holddowns
    New engine start battery with new 1-2-both switch
    Shorepower – consumer unit + 2 double sockets
    Voltmeter
    Nav lights rewired and replaced with LED bulbs

MAST/RIGGING

    New NASA wind
    Metz manta VHF whip aerial with new RG8X cable
    New NASA LED tricolour
    New steaming light
    New wiring for lights – 3-core Oceanflex marine tinned cable
    Cable run in new external conduit
    All running rigging cleaned/serviced
    New forestay (to be fitted this/next week)
    New reefing spectacles on mainsail
    Blocks etc for slab reefing system

GAS

    New gas locker with space for 2 Camping Gaz 907 - thanks to Adam and Darren
    New piping - thanks to John
    Bubble leak tester
    NASA gas alarm
    Neptune 2000 cooker refurbished

BILGES

    New electric bilge pump fitted with auto/manual control
    New seacock for electric pump
    Whale Gusher manual pump – new diaphragm

SALOON/QUARTERBERTHS

    Quarterberths, lockers, gally area repainted
    New engine cover and slides
    New steps
    Floor repainted, new carpet
    Lockers below port bunk painted in Danboline
    Hinges replaced with wood slot-ins on port side lockers
    Instrument cupboard refurbished
    New custom made curtains
    New cushions
    Headlining painted and refastened with more screws and screw covers

GALLEY

    Neptune 2000 cooker refurbished and re-maounetd more securely
    New gas pipework to cooker
    New woodwork round sink
    Whale gallery tap refurbished
    New sink seacock

HEADS AREA

    New Jabsco twist and lock heads
    New inlet and outlet seacocks
    New heads compartment floor
    Hanging Locker repaired and relined
    Large shelved locker refurbished, wires hidden, repainted, door catch fixed
    Main door to saloon rehinged, latch to keep it open fitted
    Latch repaired on locker behind heads
    Spotlight bulb replaced with LED

FOREPEAK

    Bulkhead partially replaced on stbd side - thanks to Darren, Mainsail Marine
    Bunk head areas lined
    Bunk foot area lined
    Cove lockers refurbished/repainted
    V-berth infill repaired
    Spotlight bulbs replaced with LEDs
    Bow nav lights rewired
    Custom made bedding/cushions

OTHER EQUIPMENT

    Comprehensive toolkit and spares
    Emergency VHF aerial
    Boltcroppers

Re: Avy-J

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:18 am
by wully
Is that all??

Re: Avy-J

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:28 am
by Nick
wully wrote:Is that all??


No, I forgot some stuff.

Re: Avy-J

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:42 pm
by wully
:lol: :lol:

Re: Avy-J

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:21 pm
by Telo
Well impressed!

Re: Avy-J

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:20 pm
by claymore
I'd question your choice of anchors.....

Re: Avy-J

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:33 pm
by Mavanier
That is really impressive. You'll be glad to know the boat inside out when you are hundreds of miles offshore.
What's the plan now? Still heading for the Canaries this year?

Re: Avy-J

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:59 pm
by BlowingOldBoots
Don't add up the cost. If ever there was an act that justified "Ignorance is bliss" it is knowing the cost of yacht refurbishment. I just added up what I spent on my tub as part of the evidence of works done for a 10 year insurance survey - I wish I had not, how I deluded myself. :x

Re: Avy-J

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:49 am
by cpedw
I concur. When we bought Blue Shift, I set up a spreadsheet to note jobs done and costs. When I looked at the running total after 6 months, I decided to stop in case Jane should see.

With Dogdays, I keep a log of jobs done (at least, those I remember when I'm back home) but the cost is lost in my grey cells.

Derek

Re: Avy-J

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:02 am
by claymore
I have a file with every job done and (almost) every penny spent on Claymore.
I dare not open it...

Re: Avy-J

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:42 am
by BlowingOldBoots
claymore wrote:I have a file with every job done and (almost) every penny spent on Claymore.
I dare not open it...


And you must not!

Do folks remember that time when Britain was measured and found to be unhappy? There then started a phase of trying to determine what happiness is and how it can be measured. Indeed, eventually an official happiness survey was performed. Two things were identified: money is not a measure of happiness, nor position or class in society. The happiest people were those who did not want. It acknowledged that money can get you into that position but being surrounded by good company, family or friends was the most powerful contributor to happiness next to not wanting. The thing that made people unhappy was wanting, especially when those wants were realistically not achievable. The unhappiest of all were those who wanted and compared, especially comparing salaries.

So, you must not know the cost of the refits and we must not, absolutely, not, compare refit costs. Down this road is ruin and damnation. However, I do have a nice malt or two on the boat that we could try and drown our sorrows with, even if only fleetingly.

Re: Avy-J

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:41 pm
by claymore
BlowingOldBoots wrote:
claymore wrote:I have a file with every job done and (almost) every penny spent on Claymore.
I dare not open it...


And you must not!

Do folks remember that time when Britain was measured and found to be unhappy? There then started a phase of trying to determine what happiness is and how it can be measured. Indeed, eventually an official happiness survey was performed. Two things were identified: money is not a measure of happiness, nor position or class in society. The happiest people were those who did not want. It acknowledged that money can get you into that position but being surrounded by good company, family or friends was the most powerful contributor to happiness next to not wanting. The thing that made people unhappy was wanting, especially when those wants were realistically not achievable. The unhappiest of all were those who wanted and compared, especially comparing salaries.

So, you must not know the cost of the refits and we must not, absolutely, not, compare refit costs. Down this road is ruin and damnation. However, I do have a nice malt or two on the boat that we could try and drown our sorrows with, even if only fleetingly.

Any chance you could be in the Oban area from aug 25th ?

Re: Avy-J

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:14 pm
by wully
Lock up yer whusky...

Re: Avy-J

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:51 am
by claymore
:D

Re: Avy-J

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:10 pm
by ParaHandy
care to share who supplied the 50w walk-on solar thingy?