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S.V True North - 2006 Hylas 54 Hull #42

Personal Goods Arrived, Hatch Update and living with Social Distancing

My pallet of personal goods which I had shipped from Canada in early January finally arrived on Monday March 23. The plan to take the boat to the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and move the boxes by pickup truck from the delivery location at the Yacht Brokers...

Hatch, Refrigeration, Shopping, Personal Goods Shipment and of course Covid 19

Blog Saturday March 21, 2020

It was a busy week with a lot happening while always trying to stay reasonably vigilant about exposure to the Covid 19 virus.

The forward cabin deck hatch was cracked when the mast was reinstalled....

A lot of good progress and a setback…

Since the last post, almost all the outstanding items needing repair have been completed.

Sam, the wizard of an electrician from Overkill Electrical came by and fixed the intermittent bow thruster problem. He took about 5 minutes to determine...

Off the mooring – now anchored in Pittwater

Our contract for the Pittwater Bay mooring expired at the end of February and I did not renew it for March because we hope to move on and start the voyage. We are discussing going north up the coast now since it is getting late to head to Tasmania. The...

More watermaker problems, First swim from the boat, A little blues break

We tried to run the watermaker on Friday while in the ocean water at Broken Bay but the circuit breaker tripped as soon as the watermaker was started. Tom disassembled the pump head once we arrived back at our mooring in Pittwater and found that the impeller...

In search of the Sphinx

Thursday February 27, 2020

The morning dawned calm and overcast but the forecast was for it to turn sunny, 22 degrees with light winds. We had no workers coming to do repairs so we decided to travel up Pittwater Bay, around the Lambert...

Great progress forward but also a few new problems

Last week, the mast was reinstalled but the rigger was still missing the backstay insulators which were back-ordered at the supplier. We managed to get him to install the old insulators temporarily until the new ones arrive. This meant we could now sail the...

In the Yard, Lots of work to be done

Wednesday, the boat was hauled. I had a premonition the starter would act up (it had been getting harder to start) so I went to the boat very early. Sure enough, the solenoid would click but the engine would not turn over. I called the yard manager and let...

Mast on Trailer to go to rigging shop

The barge took the mast to a launch ramp where it was loaded on the riggers trailer for its journey to the shop.