|These wide angle photos distort things, but allow a lot more to be
shown on a photo.
The micro wave oven looks as though it is hard to get at, but it just takes a little leaning over the berth to access. We took out all the original sinks last winter. The forward cabin sink was replaced with formica. This provides quite an improvement for storage.
Here and elsewhere, many surfaces, such as the trunk cabin sides, are
|In the main cabin, we made leather settee covers. The Sail Rite
Brother sewing machine is stored under the table.
The panel under the refrigerator is white, as is the bottom panel of the settee.
|We put in new Burba winter carpets. This is the first time we've
had carpeting in our 13 years of living aboard. The jury is still
out, and we will let you know after the winter is over how we feel about
I installed a new Recreation Vehicle double sink, with a Moen faucet, a saltwater spigot, and fresh water sprayer. I replaced the counter surfaces with green formica. You may notice the alpen glow lights behind the compression post and above the settee corners.
The new folding table with rounded corners is made from a special wood (Ifalalee) from South America.
The main AC circuit breaker is just below the AC double plug outlet.
The Glacial Bay refrigerator lid has twin gaskets, the gray one being magnetic.
|We re-did the head. The faucet is a Moen retractable for showers. The new Lavac toilet is barely visible. In the head is another Alpen glow light, one of nine total. One of these days, I'll pull out the old shower faucet.|
|The engine is the original Perkins 4-107. Twin belts for a 150
amp alternator have been added. I put in twin Raycor fuel filters.
At the top right of the engine, you can see the fiberglass wrap on the
316 stainless exhaust neck with water injection.
If you follow along the green striped hose, you'll end up at a y valve I installed for fresh water flushing from the water tank under the port quarter berth.
|The aft cabin port side is the captain's berth. The captain is
carefully supervising. Link Z2000R and the Wallas heater control
are visible. The radar is top middle, with a swing-out arm for viewing
from the cockpit. The window door covers the switch panel.
On the starboard side is a telephone, SGC 2000 SSB, stereo, and VHF.
The two sailboat photos on the starboard aft bulkhead are of NIORD, our 32 ft. sailboat. They were taken between the Maraquesas and the Tuomotus on the way to Tahiti.
|I recently put the spinnaker pole on the mast, with 14 ft. of new track
and a Forespar car. It's nice to get it off the deck. We also put
a wind generator on the mizzen mast, an Air Marine 403. It is bolted
to the top plate of the mizzen. The cabin sides look fine in white.
The binnacle guard is 1 1/2" sched 80 pipe.
The new stern pulpit is a little bit visible; we made it come one stanchion further forward, with a middle tube.
Believe it or not, these photos were taken on October 21, rather amazing
weather for us.