Re-wiring Lucy – Phase 1

It’s always tempting to add new electrics and electronics to your boat, and Lucy has had quite a share of that. With each new addition comes wiring, and maybe a panel or switch, and there’s never really the time to work out how to fit it all in sequence and make it pretty. I’ve added…

Condensation

Last winter, our first, proved one thing; it gets wet in the cabin overnight when it’s cold outside and there are people breathing on the inside. It’s a problem which needed sorting before our second winter. The Cornish Yawl has a quarter berth, or junk berth. Ours is a junk berth for the obvious reason,…

Clocks and jobs

Lucy had to be moved out of the marina and onto her summer mooring by April 1st, so I planned a few days in Mylor to get some pressing jobs done ahead of our Easter holiday. I’d delayed my trip by a couple of days as the weather was awful, so didn’t get down until…

Table modifications

The standard table was a one piece affair which could be removed and taken up into the cockpit. It was soundly constructed of quality plywood with teak veneer and teak fiddles – these are the upstands to prevent items sliding off. From what I’ve learned, Mike, the original owner, had the table converted into drop…

Sails and toilets

I’d set off back down to Mylor on Thursday night – arriving at around 01:15, and was tucked up in bed by half past. That’s pontoons for you! No faffing about, which Nicky will like. Lucy had been left with bare poles, so getting the sails fitted is a priority, as was getting the toilet,…

Log: 9/11/13 – In search of diesel

By now Lucy had been afloat for over two days whilst I carried on with fitting electronic kit and more rigging. I added port and starboard midships cleats and managed to get the Garmin chartplotter talking to the Standard Horizon VHF so that it knows the GPS co-ordinates. For peace of mind I also had…

Launch day

And so it arrived; launch day. Days of beavering about in the shed had to come to a halt at some stage, and Lucy was taken from the shed around 10am today. I had finished work on her the previous evening at around 10:15pm, but to use a regularly used phrase beloved of politicians, ‘there…