Category Archives: Boats
After numerous adventures with the keel construction –the keel is made of very poor quality cast iron– , it was finally reattached to the boat yesterday. 8 new keel bolts are in place to make sure it won’t fall off. … Continue reading
Motor controller, battery charger and DC-DC converter arrived from china today.
Got the sail drive installed and created an engine seat.
Finally, after many hours of grinding and filling and grinding and .. , I got to do some painting. The first layer of color made me happy and unhappy at the same time. The color is good!! … but looking … Continue reading
Just a few pics of the saildrive and motor.
I ordered a second batch of solar cells. Along with more poly crystalline cells for creating additional small panels, I got some mono crystalline ones also. These are quite a bit thinner than the poly crystalline ones though surprisingly not … Continue reading
I’ve chosen to run the electric system on board “Wahine” at 36V rather than 24V. Mainly, so I can get sufficient revs. from the electric engine. In order to charge the batteries at this voltage, you need something like 41V. … Continue reading
Removing old layers of paint is like traveling through time. First, I’ve discovered the yard number of my Waarschip 730 is 61 and later that she was once called “Quator Spinae”, which I cannot figure out the meaning of, despite … Continue reading
Here are some images of the jobs done on the boat in April. Some of the jobs done are: Completing triplex deck Keel fairing repair Sanding the teak in the cockpit and impregnating with teak oil Creating saildrive mount Planing … Continue reading