Life Afloat on SV Light Reach Two Sailors and a Sea Dog

05 November 2021 | Enroute to Stuart
04 November 2021
03 November 2021 | Indiantown
24 October 2021 | Indiantown
09 September 2021 | Treasure Coast Florida
07 August 2021 | Finger Lakes region NYS
28 July 2021 | South Jersey Shore
14 May 2021 | St Lucie River
09 May 2021 | Stuart Fl
05 April 2021 | Stuart Florida
02 March 2021 | Stuart Fl
01 February 2021 | Stuart
30 January 2021 | Boca Raton
29 January 2021 | Stuart Fl
21 January 2021 | Boynton
19 January 2021 | Stuart
29 December 2020 | Stuart F:
25 December 2020 | Sampe as we have been Ho Ho Ho
17 December 2020 | Stuart
16 December 2020 | Sunset Bay Stuart

Doing the wiring

21 November 2020 | Stuart Fl
We needed to make a run for wire, terminal block and fittings to complete the install of the condenser. We first stopped at harbor freight which was not fruitful. Back at the boat we cleaned out the lazarette and I climbed down in to clean up a bit before we did the install. At some point in time a previous owner had cut a largish square out of the back ot the galley cabinet. Rather than route the tubing over the bulkhead our plan is to run it throught this opening. Half the distance and half the pain, we hope. Scott did the crimping and prepping of the wire whilst I did the install of the terminal block and hooked the wires up to the condenser. Now on to the fun part, running the tubing. We needed some goop for lack of a better word to put around the pipes as they exit the fridge. A modeling clay like substance that would seal the edges of the hole and also give with the movement of the boat. We also needed pipe insulation. Off to Home Depot where we did find the goop, 5 lbs of it LOL we need about 10 oz. We’ll tackle the evaporator install and pipes tomorrow.

The picture shows how fun it was to wire.
Vessel Name: Light Reach
Vessel Make/Model: Pacific Seacraft 37
Hailing Port: Annapolis Md
Crew: Scott and Sally and missing our CSO India the wonder Schnauzer she sails on in our hearts
Scott and Sally met in college, married and lived the average dirt dweller life for years always somewhere near the water. We fell in love with sailing in the early 90's. Summer of 2014 we both retired and became full time cruisers. [...]
Extra: "I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky; and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by." John Masefield
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