Long Overdue Update

With the passing of months, and lots of boat work, this blog got more than a bit neglected. We’re narrowing in on wrapping up a year and a half’s worth of boat work. The list is still there, but getting shorter, and more check marks are added by the day. I just got off the phone scheduling the travel lift for next Thursday. Not sure what I’ll do to keep myself busy once she’s in- go sailing I guess.  Recent projects include:

  • re-install port lights (thanks Molly and Chase)
  • hatch and skylight
  • paint and varnish hull, stripe, deck
  • re-install hardware
  • new genoa tracks and cars
  • new running rig (thanks mom)
  • bottom paint
  • new floor boards (x2, the first set broke as I was installing them so I started over with leftover teak parquet from another boat).
  • re-wire boat and install LED
  • install tiller pilot, depth sounder, and new compass
  • Re-install rudder, install tiller, all new hardware.
  • New sink drain with pump to get water from the sink overboard.
  • And lots of other little tasks here and there…

Photo evidence, with some non-boat stuff first.

Finished the sleeping porch – it’s quite nice and a prototype for the “Hyla Hut” project- simple pre-fab cabin kits entirely from FSC certified, local, happy, free range, hand hewn wood. 

Slight work interruption with a sea kayak trip to Isla Carmen near Loreto BCS. 

Warm water and beaches in Baja. 

Back to work- “gull grey” paint with non-skid on the decks and cockpit.

New to me wood stove when my parents replaced theirs. 

And after 4 hours of dealing with stovepipe issues, it’s working. 

New running rigging and genoa tracks- splicing thanks to my mom! 

Final paint and varnish on the hull and cockpit. The brightwork on the cabin was previously painted over, but is quite beautiful mahogany. 

Another view of the completed paint and varnish, prior to bottom paint. 

And about what she looks like today, although the bottom is now painted and the shop much cleaner. 


More to come soon, with her in the water!