These guys do solar, batteries, AC, and 80 other things. If you are looking to upgrade anything electrical on your boat. Try them out. We love our new AC systems! P.S. We are always looking for new gadgets, sailing tools, and gizmos to try. If you or your corporate entity wishes to sponsor or give a product to us to try out. Please send us … Continue reading And we’re off!
Yes, except for the stuff that is really nasty or cheaper to pay someone else. For the record, Adam did the engine swap over a period of 5 weeks. We basically gutted the whole boat and started from scratch. New engines, saildrives, props, rope cutters, bottom paint, Propspeed, though hulls, plumbing, raw water hoses, strainers, custom engine mounts from 6061 aluminum flat stock, and the … Continue reading Do you do all of your own work?
We did it! 2 new engines, 2 saildrives, 2 props, 2 rope cutters, auto pilot bracket, adjusted the steering, 4 coats of Odyssey 60 bottom paint, Glidecoat all over the whole boat, lots of electrical work, and no sleep for 6 weeks straight. We sail south after sea trials and making sure there are no other leaks, squeeks, creaks, or bleeps! Notice the other Manta … Continue reading Set Sail!
So, just a quick update. Time is money at the boatyard, so this post is brief… The new engines are ready to go in. Everything has been painted, cleaned, ceramic coated, and polished. As soon as the dust settles we will give a full rundown of what just happened! Please stay tuned! We set sail momentarily!!! ⛵⛵⛵⛵ Continue reading Happy Birthday Captain Adam! 🎂
We have waited, waited some more, waited again, and again, while continuing to wait, only to wait again….finally to only be delayed by Covid-19 🦠, a container ship 🚢 stuck in the Suez Canal, and…..then we stalked, tracked, calculated, surmised, and timed the arrival of The NYK Meteor to it’s port. Today is a grand, delightful, wonderful, happy, joyous, triumph, marvelous, spectacular day! The container … Continue reading “Many’s the long night I’ve dreamed of cheese -toasted, mostly”
As we are waiting for the engines to arrive on the container ship 🚢…We have been doing all of the important projects to make it an easy process for our Diesel Mechanic Sean.👨🔧 We had to take time out and write this quick post. We had our boat neighbor tell us that there were 2 giant Goliath Groupers 🐟 under our boat the other night. … Continue reading “There is always a bigger fish!”
Well, our engines have found their way to the warehouse. We have been doing small projects to make the time pass. Recently we got the “unofficial USCG certified Bikini Bottom life ring”. Captain Adam installed a bracket for one of our tablets. We will use it for Aquamaps and other non-chartplotter maps. The helm seat base was repainted, and all of the clutches for the … Continue reading “Just close your eyes and pretend it’s all a bad dream. That’s how I get by.”
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~ Mark Twain So, a recap of where we started and what has happened…… The old blog lays in wasteland, it needs about 100 hours to put … Continue reading “Sail now, work later”
So, to burn some time while waiting for the new engines to arrive from overseas. Captain Adam and Bruno decided to put up the new jib sail. It was a hard fought battle. Nobody fell in the water through! 🐙🐳🦀🐠 A new 316 stainless 44 lb Danforth ⚓ now replaces the 50 lb Rocna⚓. This anchor ⚓is better suited for sandy and muddy bottoms, which … Continue reading “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.”