S/V Andromeda

IP44-35, fully outfitted for serious bluewater adventure.

31 March 2018 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
04 February 2018 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
04 February 2018 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
03 February 2018 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
02 February 2018 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
11 December 2017 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
11 December 2017 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
07 November 2017 | Cozumel, Mx.
06 November 2017 | Cozumel, Mex.
28 October 2017 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
27 October 2017 | Isla Mujeres, Mexico
19 October 2017 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
08 October 2017 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
08 October 2017 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
04 October 2017 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
04 October 2017 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
04 October 2017 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
27 September 2017 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
27 September 2017 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
27 September 2017 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.

Rechromed step plates

31 March 2018 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
Cap'n GSH
The years had taken their toll on Andromeda's step plates, so I had them rechromed. $140.

A/C raw water priming pump

04 February 2018 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
Cap'n GSH
I was browsing marine AC accessories and saw the subject. After a little thought I designed one to utilize the same squeeze bulb pump supplying Andromeda's battery watering system. I ordered a coupler that will connect to her battery watering pump, a cross connector to direct the incoming water to Andromeda's 3 AC raw water systems, each connected with a marelon ball valve on a marelon T connector, inserted in its 1" raw water supply hose.
Once installed, if I ever have an air lock, I should be able to simply lift the hatch, pull out the male connector, snap on my squeeze bulb pump, stick the pump's supply hose in a bucket of water, open the ball valve to the offending raw water circuit, pump until the air is purged, close the ball valve, disconnect the pump, and turn on the AC.
Barb Tubing x MPT Tee Adapter - Barb Size : 1/2" - Thread Size : 1/2" MPT 3 $1.89 $5.67
dripdepot.com
BA-QDV-512 Male Connector- RV2000 and Qwik-FILL (BA-QDV-512) 1 $12.95 janwp.com
Inside 1/2" 12mm 3.3 Ft 1 Meter PVC Clear Tubing Flexible Air Water Delivery Hose
$8.49 Amazon
Perma-Loc Irrigation Tubing Reducing Cross 1/2" x 1/2" x 1/2" x 3/8"
$7.81 Amazon
Marelon ball valve P/N 933342 Size 1/2"(12.7mm)

Andromeda's furlers

04 February 2018 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
Cap'n GSH

Andromeda's furlers

03 February 2018 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
Cap'n GSH
Here is the refurbished furler.

Harken Roller Furler

02 February 2018 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
Cap'n GSH
Andromeda’s OEM Staysail roller furler spool assembly cracked after minor trauma, and finally fell apart. This is the black plastic spool around which the furling line winds. Harken no longer stocks parts for their Mark II furlers. Fortunately, the Mark III series spool assembly is identical, so I ordered it (part HFG601), and installed it today. You can R & R this part without disconnecting the stay.
My attention then turned to the aesthetic deficiency from the faded, cracked, and peeling OEM Harken decal. I bought navy blue sign vinyl (cheap), cut to fit and replaced the old decal.
George Henry
S/V Andromeda, IP44-35,
Isla Mujeres, Mex.

Alpha's Ancla

11 December 2017 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
Cap'n GSH
Anchor folded.

Alpha's Ancla

11 December 2017 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
Cap'n GSH
Just added this beauty to Alpha's equipment: a 3.3lb SS grapnel anchor.

Cozumel to Isla AIS track

07 November 2017 | Cozumel, Mx.
Cap'n GSH

Return to Marina Fonatur Cozumel

06 November 2017 | Cozumel, Mex.
Cap'n GSH

TP Link Wifi antenna

28 October 2017 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
Cap'n GSH
Andromeda's Ubiquity Bullet Wifi is augmented with a 6' 15DBI TP Link antenna.

Ubiquiti Titanium M2HP wifi receiver

27 October 2017 | Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Cap'n GSH
Andromeda is now equipped with a powerful wifi receiver that augments her connectivity. It is paired to a TP Link 15dbi antenna, and a Ubiquity NanoStation M2HP wireless access point; allowing all aboard to connect their devices.

Alpha's Bandera and nav light

19 October 2017 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
Cap'n GSH
Vessel Name: Andromeda
Vessel Make/Model: Island Packet 44-35
Hailing Port: South Padre Isle, Texas
Crew: Captain George Henry
About: The Captain, Master and Commander of his vessel, answers to no admiral.http://www.islandpacketphotos.com/search.asp?CatLevel=&Cat1_ID=&Cat2_ID=&Cat3_ID=&Cat4_ID=&SearchText=Andromeda
Extra:
Andromeda lies securely tied @ the dock in Marina Makax, in the Laguna Makax, Isla Mujeres, Mexico, a great home base for western Caribbean adventures. Read of Andromeda in Greek mythology @ www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/24098/Andromeda Balance and Symmetry I love to sail [...]
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