S/V Andromeda

IP44-35, fully outfitted for serious bluewater adventure.

01 April 2006 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
01 April 2006 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
01 April 2006 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
01 April 2006 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
03 March 2006 | Miami, Fl.
31 December 1969 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.

Oil change

30 March 2024 | The Harborage, St. Pete, Fla.
george henry | 🌞
What a joy it is to have a Reverso oil pump!

Battery change

30 March 2024 | The Harborage, St. Pete, Fla.
george henry | 🌞
Today, 3 yrs. and 5 months after her last 6volt house bank, I replaced the house bank, the 2 group 24 agm windlass and bow thruster batteries, the 2 group 27 engine/Genset start batteries w/ Sam's Club Duracells. Total cost: $1,060!

Canvas care

06 March 2024 | The Harborage, St. Pete, Fla.
george henry | 🌞🌧️
Treated Andromeda’s canvas to a Starbrite waterproofing treatment. Enjoying a dry cockpit during the spring rain!

Scupper strainer

12 October 2022 | The Harborage, St. Petersburg, Fl.
Cap’n GSH | 🌞
After much study, considering many other IP owner recommendations, I chose the above to add to Andromeda’s scuppers. From Amazon.

Andromedas ground transport

31 March 2022 | The Harborage, St. Pete, Fla.
george henry | 🌞

Andromedas Ground transport

31 March 2022 | The Harborage, St. Pete, Fla
george henry | 🌞
I first had my 2010 Lexus RX350, which I concluded was just too fancy a vehicle for leaving at the marina. So, I replaced her with a 2003 Honda Element which I bought for $2,600, refit for another $3,000, and have been most satisfied to have as my marina car. I have driven it all over Fla.

Manual bilge pump upgrade

07 June 2021
george henry | 🌞
The time arrived when repair of the OEM wasn’t good enough.

12 volt system upgrades

10 February 2021 | St. Petersburg, Fl.
Cap’n GSH | 🌞
Victron SmartSolar MPPT, 100V 30 amp 12V solar charge controller. Controls Andromeda's 3, arch mounted, 135 watt Kyocera solar panels.
Xantrex Freedom 86-1840 HF 1800 watt inverter/40 amp charger w/ remote control/display panel.
Victron Smart BMV-712 battery monitor.
VictronControl App on IPhone and IPad is a fabulous accessory tool controlling both the battery monitor and solar charger.
ProMariner ProSport 20 dual output 20 amp charger servicing Andromeda's dedicated Group 27 gel battery that powers her thruster and windlass.

The Cap’n’s reading light

27 December 2020 | The Harborage, St. Petersburg, Fl.
Cap’n GSH | 🌞
LED, of course.

The Cap’n’s reading light

27 December 2020 | The Harborage, St. Petersburg, Fl.
Cap’n GSH | 🌞
Installed a new LED reading lamp while removing, cleaning, and reinstalling the light that illuminates the anchor chain well that's behind it.

Andromeda’s cockpit shower upgrade

26 December 2020 | St. Petersburg, Fl.
Cap’n GSH | Cold
Andromeda's cockpit shower now sports a superior spray head and a 13' hose which allows the spray head to reach forward of her companionway. The water flows more volume at higher pressure. This Skandvik system is easy to install and a definite upgrade.

Andromeda’s cockpit shower upgrade

26 December 2020 | The Harborage, St. Petersburg, Fl.
Cap’n GSH | Cold
After removing the OEM countertop spray head holder it was easy to expand the through glass hole the 1/4" necessary to accommodate Skandvik’s countertop spray head holder.
Vessel Name: Andromeda
Vessel Make/Model: Island Packet 44-35
Hailing Port: South Padre Isle, Texas
Crew: Cap’n 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:
After 10 years in Mexico, Andromeda’s now at rest at The Harborage, St. Petersburg, Fl. Previously : Andromeda lies securely tied @ the dock in Marina Makax, in the Laguna Makax, Isla Mujeres, Mexico, a great home base for western Caribbean adventures. Located in Isla Mujeres, just a [...]