To-Do List

We ended up casting off the lines on September 3, 2018.  Below is our list of things that we took care of during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 offseason, and further down is a categorized list of things to do.  Just because we’re cruising full-time doesn’t mean that the work-to-do actually goes away.  It is a boat, after all.

Originally I listed what we hoped to do each year, but in 2017 we met some experienced cruisers who said we should make a list of everything we wanted to do to the boat and categorize each task with a 1, 2, or 3.  1 = must do; 2 = would like to do; 3 = might do someday.  So that’s what we’ve done below!

Remove head, holding tank, and all related items
Rebed stanchion bases and cleats
Remove anchor wash
Remove shore power
Remove pressure water system
Scrape bottom paint, sand, add barrier coat and bottom paint
Fix and install Origo 4000
Sew winch covers
Remove galley and head faucets and install new ones – almost finished (need to hook up hoses)
Install head sink
Remove chainplates and install new ones
Install Nature’s Head – almost finished (need to finish wiring)
Fix wire slapping in mast  – damn – it didn’t work.  Try again next offseason.
Install interior LED’s
Install LED running lights and mast lights
Install mini solar panel
Create exhaust loop for engine
New terminal strip for wind instrument
Strip Cetol and varnish hatchboards – decided simply to strip, sand and oil for this season and do it right in the fall
Cutout cockpit grate to fit cockpit drains better – see above.  Got rid of the large grate.
Remove galley thruhull and seacock, and install new ones
Remove sink thruhull and seacock, and install new one
Remove cockpit drain thruhulls and seacocks, and install new ones
Clean water tanks and replace water hoses
Sew and install curtains
Replace foam in interior cushions
Reconnect air vents to dorades
Replace traveller line
Make cockpit cushions – Started but didn’t finish.  Will have them ready for the 2017 season.

Replace stuffing in the propeller shaft and rudder shaft
Replace raw water intake thruhull and seacock
Run halyards externally
Fix wire slap in mast once and for all  Hope so!  We’ve given it another shot.  Yay! Fixed!
get sail kit for Pegu-teeny
New standing rigging – was going to be 2017-2018 but found a crack in the swage
Make deck sailbag for hank on jib.

Category One:
new engine
Install new electric panel and rewire boat and mast
Buy and install wind vane
Install windlass – going to try it without a windlass – it’s a Rocna 10 after all!  Oops – heart failure diagnosis = install electric windlass.
Rebuild hatches
install 12v fans
install new USB charging station
sew bimini
sew bosun’s chair
sew mainsail cover
repair bulkhead in hanging closet and book cabinet
clean and bilgekote engine room – cleaned, but skipped the Bilgekote
clean and bilgekote bilge – cleaned, but skipped the Bilgekote
install larger solar panels
new running rigging
install two winches on mast
install larger cleats on mast
install attachment points for tethers
install jacklines
set up rigging for whisker pole
replace steering cable, and pedestal if necessary
replace bilge hose
replace lifelines
get new sails
install chartplotter
buy and install AISbought a VHF radio with a receive-only AIS
buy and install new fixed VHF radio
screens for hatches
install above seacock strainer for raw water intake

Category Two:
sew new interior cushions and use new foam
buy and install watermakernew plans means we’re going to try cruising for a year without it before buying one – we bought one for our third year of cruising and then decided to sell it
install new traveler
paint new nonskid on deck
strip cetol and varnish woodwork
paint interior of cabinets
add a second lifeline
rebed cabin top hardware – not sure if this is necessary
buy and install radar Skipping radar for now.
sew cover for Honda 2000 – decided not to buy one for now
sew curtains for v-berth
install spice rack
install shelf in galley cupboard
sew new dodger
sew drifter – done, courtesy of our friend Jeff from S/V Infinity who wanted a winter project
sew weather cloths
sew lee cloths
screen enclosure for cockpit
rebed inspection ports on both water tanks