For those of you who have been following this blog you’ll know that I own a classic Edey & Duff Stonehorse named Safari. I purchased her in the spring of 2013 and have delved into taking her from just being a nice example of a Stonehorse, to a thoughtfully modernized and upgraded boat, while retaining her classic charm. My periodic posts with an update on the boat or about a trip we have taken will be accessible under the Safari post category.

The completed projects list:
-Complete removal and replacement of 12v system.
-Second 12V AGM group 27 battery added
-Battery selector 1/2/all switch added
-12V distribution panel added
-12V LED overhead and cabin reading lights added
-Automatic bilge pump direct wired to battery #2, fused
-Blue LED cockpit accent lights added
-New Standard Horizon GX1600 installed, wired.
-Interior woodwork tung oiled
-Bilge area under cockpit hatch opened up further to increase access to future diesel inboard
-Added second larger anchor chain spill pipe in deck
-Added a stainless lewmar anchor roller and chain stop
-New 16.5lbs Bruce anchor/10ft of 3/8ths chain
-stainless bow chicks for dock lines
-brass rub strip on toe rail, starboard bow

The to do list (with no real time frame)
-Install inboard diesel, preferably a 2GM yanmar
-Running gear, wiring, fuel system for diesel
-Install depth finder read out in cockpit
-Flush mount chart plotter in forward cockpit bulkhead
-fix port running light (I hate electrical)
-All exterior bright work (this winter)
-Rebed toe rails (possibly replace with something that isn’t wood)
-Replace interior trim and place new wiring behind it
-Wood wire run on cabin overhead for nav and interior lights
-New icebox hatch, better insulate icebox
-Replace or refurbish cabin trim, new galley table top
-New hose and plumbing for sink
-Replace porta john with fixed marine head with holding tank
-Replace and color code running rigging
-Replace on deck jam cleats with newer model or small clutches
-Replace jib block tracks
-Build bigger boat………

Here are a few pictures, posted previously, that really show her off!

On the mooring

On the mooring

a little mood lighting

a little mood lighting

His and Hers Sperry's under sail!

His and Hers Sperry’s under sail!


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