TARDIS - Time And Relative Dimensions In Space

It's Bigger on the Inside

31 December 2017 | Russell Pass - Near Everglades City, FL
17 December 2017 | Roosevelt Channel
09 December 2017 | Pelican Bay, FL
23 November 2017 | Punta Gorda, FL
10 November 2017 | Indianapolis, IN
06 September 2017 | J & R Marine Services
24 March 2017 | J & R Marine Services
20 March 2017 | Punta Gorda Isles
19 March 2017 | Punta Gorda Isles
17 March 2017 | Captiva Island, Florida
13 March 2017 | Captiva Island, Florida
11 March 2017 | Matlacha, FL
07 March 2017 | Useppa Island
03 March 2017 | Pelican Bay, FL
28 February 2017 | Boca Grande, FL
22 February 2017 | Gulfport, FL
17 February 2017 | Mideira Beach, FL
16 February 2017 | Dunedin, FL
15 February 2017 | Dunedin, FL
11 February 2017 | Three Rooker Island

Projects Dec '16

31 December 2016 | New Port Richey, FL
The most visible project is the canvas. We worked with Gordon Redshaw, Island Nautical Enterprises in St. Pete. Gordon visited the boat in July to discuss options and take measurements for quoting. The quote was eventually approved and the work ordered but nothing could not actually begin until the boat was rigged and the new mainsail on so that there would be clearance under the boom under sail and adequate headroom.

The outcome is outstanding! We cannot believe the visibility while underway, too. The final steps yet to be done is the crown and side handrails which will happen in January.

The canvas is stretched tight and the sewing is near perfect but the best part is that what we envisioned in July is reality now. At some point we may enclose the cockpit but not now. We highly recommend Gordon and his crew at Island Nautical but be prepared to be patient as a canvas project takes time.

The BIGGEST PROJECT of the month is the plumbing. Joe and Charlie ripped everything out in October, 2015. This is the photo of the old plumbing final resting place.

The funny part of this story is the plumbing is well traveled. It laid under the boat, went to Charlie's house, back to the boat, return to Charlie's and finally to the dumpster. Good thing we took lot's of before photos and Joe drew diagrams so new installation in Florida was a breeze (right!) Not going to bore you with lot's of photos but here's a few so you can get an idea of the magnitude of the month long project.

Crossover tank network

Deck washout pump

Old water heater - it leaked

New water heater platform installed

In the end every single piece of plumbing was replaced beginning at the thru hull fittings to the sink faucets. We added a cockpit shower and deck wash down pump. Along the way we found the water heater leaked, a holding tank had a crack (now repaired), and the new head that a customer gave us is missing an important part. The waste system hoses and y-valves go in next and it will be done.

While Charlie did the plumbing Eileen, the varnish queen varnished inside and sewed. The entire inside of the boat has been sanded, including the backside of the cabinets and inside the drawers, received several coats of sanding sealer, shellac and/or varnish. It looks great! (photos to come)

We also installed a manual windlass (exercise!), made and made a cover for it.

Vessel Name: TARDIS
Vessel Make/Model: 1979 Tartan 37C
Hailing Port: Indianapolis, Indiana
Crew: Charlie Brehob, Time Lord; Eileen Leonard, Companion
Lifetime avid, formerly competive, sailors who had their own J-24's. Eileen owns "Fun Police" and Charlie owned "Beerrun" sailing at Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis. Both have owned numerous types of sailboats and have a great deal of experience in many types of small sailboats. [...]
A properly maintained and piloted TARDIS can transport its occupants to any point in time and space. The interior of a TARDIS is much larger than its exterior, which can blend in with its surroundings through the ship's chameleon circuit. TARDIS has just undergone a ten year restoration after [...]
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TARDIS's Photos - Main
Ringing in the New Year
4 Photos
Created 31 December 2017
2nd half of December 2017
26 Photos
Created 17 December 2017
Fun Times in the Sun. Florida Port Charlotte Area.
47 Photos
Created 9 December 2017
Getting TARDIS in the water is part of the fun!
25 Photos
Created 23 November 2017
Fun times 'Back Home Again in Indiana" and a Tardis working trip around Labor Day 2017
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Created 8 November 2017
Final photos of 2017 Winter Sail
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Created 31 March 2017
The end of the winter 2016-17 journey is near. Final photos before summer haulout
21 Photos
Created 21 March 2017
Travel and other photos from March 2017
22 Photos
Created 17 March 2017
Cruising and other photos - March 2017 in Florida
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Created 3 March 2017
From our trip down the west coast of Florida. Baby steps
15 Photos
Created 18 February 2017
Projects, Trips and Other "Fun" Stuff. On the water now living the life!
51 Photos
Created 17 February 2017
Work Projects, Trips and other "Fun" Things
16 Photos
Created 17 February 2017
Best way to ring in the new year! Bragging rights...
13 Photos
Created 2 January 2017
Boat Projects
16 Photos
Created 2 January 2017
Water excursions in Sunny Florida
14 Photos
Created 31 December 2016
13 Photos
Created 27 December 2016
10 Photos
Created 14 December 2016
Photos from the boat leaving Indianapolis to launching in Tarpon Springs, FL
44 Photos
Created 25 November 2016
Miscellaneous Stuff
6 Photos
Created 25 November 2016
2006 to 2016 Indiana Photos. The TARDIS story is told through photos and their captions during her ten years in Indianapolis
18 Photos | 6 Sub-Albums
Created 25 November 2016