Friday, June 5, 2020

STEPPING THE MAST AFTER REFIT

We were without a mast for three weeks.  Returning to Steveston, we tied up at the same location nearby the travel lift a we did when the mast was removed.  We went to see the mast as it was readied for installation


A Mast-less Sailboat



Mast With New Standing
and Running Rigging




The Biggest Change Is the Mechanical
Connections for the Turnbuckles
to the Stainless Steel Wire



8 Minute Vid of Reinstall


























Sunday, May 31, 2020

REFIT OF THE RUNNING AND STANDING RIGGING

In preparing for offshore sailing, we are replacing the running and standing rigging.  Here is a few pics and videos of the process of removing the mast.  We took the boat to the yard in Steveston, BC to have the rigging done.  We left the mast and other items with the rigger and took the boat back (mastless) to our slip.  We return in a few days to have the mast stepped.





Preparing the Mast for Hoisting



Hoisting the Mast Begins



Lowering the Mast onto a Cradle 




The Mast Saddle Is On The Keel Below




Had To take Down The Boom First






SOLAR COMPLETED

The solar installation is complete now with all the panels in place, wired and the deck lights and nav light rewired.


Starboard Panels Complete



Port Panels Complete

Friday, April 17, 2020

REINSTALLING AND ADDING SOLAR PANELS

With the wind generator now in place, we looked at how to add the solar panels.  We opted for the use of standard bimini fittings with 1" stainless steel tubing.


1" Stainless Tubes Mounted to Arch




Port Side 1" Tube Mounts




First of Four Panels Mounted



Detail of Panel Connection to Arch


Second Panel Installed



Wednesday, March 25, 2020

NEW CHART PLOTTER

We had to change our chartplotter because charts are not available in the CF format.  Consequently, we have a new Raymarine Axiom Pro 9 to replace our Raymarine C120W. 


Axiom Pro 9 Mounted in a NavPod at the Helm

Monday, March 23, 2020

INSTALLATION OF WIND GENERATOR PART 2

Here it is all completed


Finished



Locker With Charge Controller



Neat Installation

INSTALLATION OF WIND GENERATOR


Adding the all important energy generation gizmos on the arch.  After the generator, there will be the 4 solar panels.


Wiring Fished Through the Arch




Open Area Behind the Locker Rear Panel




Hybrid Charge Controller Mounted to Locker
Rear Panel




Sunday, February 2, 2020

PREPARATIONS FOR DEPARTURE

As we contemplate leaving for warmer climes, we are readying the boat for our adventure.  Currently the tasks include:


  • Replacing the MFD (we cannot get charts for our Raymarine C120W)
  • Installing the support for the wind generator
  • Installing the wind generator and charge controller
  • Buying an EPIRB and MOB AIS units
  • Buying a 6 person offshore life raft
  • Re-rigging the boat.  All the cordage is 10 years old and the PNW is not kind to that stuff.  Will also check all standing rigging.

New Support for the MarineKinetix MK4+
Wind Generator.  Note the Cord Taped 
on the Side to Fish the Wiring


New Raymarine Axiom Pro 9 to Replace
the C120W MFD



New NavPod GP 2050-98 Cut for the Axiom





Sunday, January 5, 2020

SOME IMAGES FROM 2019 SAILING


More views from simple sailing in July



Browning Harbour Marina = Beautiful Spot!!
Pender Island


From the Dock at Fisherman's Wharf 
Cowichan Bay
Notice the Large Ship Anchored



Cowichan Bay



Montague Harbour
Terratima on the Mooring Buoy
Centre Left


Saturday, December 28, 2019

2019 ENDING

I have to apologize for not posting since May.  It's been a bit crazy at work, and now I am catching up.  SO what has happened since May?  Well, I managed to purchase our new wind generator and will mount it in the next week or so.  It is a MartineKinetix MK4+ 450 watt generator.  Marine beam gives a discount to Island Packet owners.


MK4+ Wind Generator

We removed the the two Anemesco solar panels and have ordered two more. This will give us 360 watts of solar and 450 watts of wind.  Here is the arch without the solar panels and awaiting the wind get mount.


I will catch up with the July 2019 sailing trip through the Gulf Islands and put those up soon.






Friday, May 17, 2019

BACK IN THE WATER


We were out for 1 week exactly.



HAUL OUT 2019






After 2 years we again take Terratima out of the water and on to the hard for bottom paint, change of zincs, and polishing the hull.



At the Staging Slip for the Travel Lift




Travel Lift About to Hoist Terratima



Travel Lift Placing Terratima in Her 
Assigned Area in the Yard




Another View in the Travel Lift



Terratima on the Hard


Monday, April 15, 2019

WHISKER POLE

Another piece of sailing gear has been added to Terratima.  This is to assist in downwind sailing - a Forespar Whisker Pole. 


Lower End of the New Whisker Pole



Whisker Pole stowed on the Front of the Mast

Saturday, March 30, 2019

JORDON SERIES DROGUE

Our latest addition to the safety items on board is a Jordon Series Drogue for bad weather.  Here are a few pictures of the drogue as we unpacked it from the box.  It was made by Dave Pelissier of Ace Sailmakers of East Lyme Connecticut.


Drogue Being Unpacked





Beautifully Crafted!!!



Another View of the Drogue

Sunday, March 3, 2019

SUNSHINE

Make flying to the Island a lot more pleasant.


The Island from Harbour Air Seaplane




North Shore Mountains and Point Grey to the Right