Safari, updates

It has been a busy week with everything going on for me here at home. I have pushed pretty hard to get some things done on Safari to make her usable for when I am home in june/july. Among the things completed

-She has been moved from Brownells to Plymouth
-New 12 volt DC system installed. This includes running lights, cockpit mood lights, as well as interior lights. Everything but the running lights are LED and those are on the conversion list.
-A coat of tung oil applied to the interior woodwork. I had been planning to paint and go for a herreshoff interior, however in the interest of time that is getting put off until the winter.
-Bilge cleaned out and the the start of the inclosure for the future engine compartment has been started.

She is coming along nicely and in between use next time I am home I have a few things on the work list to pick away at. Like any boat she will be a never ending project with the end goal of having one of the most complete Stonehorses for weekend cruising and day sailing here in New England. Luckily I have had a lot of help from the Therapist and a long time friend from home and MMA.

Some pictures of the progess below:

Almost to her new home

Almost to her new home

New wiring for running lights and interior lights

New wiring for running lights and interior lights

New LED dome light

New LED dome light

Almost there with the new 12V distribution panel

Almost there with the new 12V distribution panel

new battery boxes mounted on a hatch above the ground point, accessible from the cockpit engine hatch

new battery boxes mounted on a hatch above the ground point, accessible from the cockpit engine hatch

Mounted 12V panel, a little wiring left to clean up.

Mounted 12V panel, a little wiring left to clean up.

The finished product with the battery area. Boxes mounted, 1/2/all swich mounted and all wires run.

The finished product with the battery area. Boxes mounted, 1/2/all swich mounted and all wires run.

From above through the cockpit access. Everything works too!

From above through the cockpit access. Everything works too!

About newenglandwaterman

1600 Master Near Coastal, Master of Towing Vessels, and a whole binder full of other pieces of paper. You can find me at the controls, hooked up and hard over, when I'm not at home playing with the dogs
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4 Responses to Safari, updates

  1. Peter Bradford says:

    Have been reading your posts for quite a while,one of the silent masses, always interesting,and full of insite. Want you to know your efforts are appreciated. Happy to see about your boat,I think one of the prettyest on the water! Ugly is forever! Will be a joy to sail,on local waters! We have a Rob Roy 23 yawl,we sail mostly on Buzzards Bay. We live in Middleboro, and trailer sail. Where is your boat in Plymouth? Looks like your doing a spendid job,but glad you putting off painting below till winter,getting out there more important.Keep up the good work,both about your job,and your hobby,always look forward to next installment!

    • Thanks for views Peter! I keep my boat at brewers in plymouth right now and she will be on the family mooring this summer. Eventually I plan to move her down to the buzzards bay side of the Cape/South Shore when I get around to buying a house and moving back down this way. The Rob Roy is a nice boat!

  2. What a beautiful boat. I’m envious! Well, sort of. Spent half a year grinding, filling and fairing blisters on my last good old boat — a Sparkman & Stephens designed C-29. If I had it to do over, I would have left most of them and just spent more time sailing. Made passing arrangements with your other boat — your work boat — over the weekend, or maybe it was Monday, as she was coming in Halliburton and we were leaving Martin North. Was told you’d be back today — a safe hitch to you!

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