Lucy’s To-do list

This is far from exhaustive. I’ll keep adding to it as I discover now jobs


  • Gelcoat repairs to forward edge of toe rails
  • Repairs to Awlgrip fender rub
  • Remove red anti-foul, Gelshield epoxy coat, then Coppercoat
  • Replace boot top
  • Remove and replace name graphics
  • Free off and service seized heads seacock
  • Clip heater exhaust hose securely under cockpit floor
  • Fit new 8″ midship cleats to toe rail
  • Fit new Cornish Yawl stickers
  • Repaint boot top line – again


  • Fit inspection hatch to cockpit sole
  • Fix wooden trim to leading edge of cabin hatch
  • Remove, rub down, varnish washboards and cockpit fore and aft seats
  • Fix and check cockpit canopy
  • Make good welds to gammon iron
  • Box on bulkhead behind mast
  • Cheek blocks and cam cleats for foresails
  • Remove old anchor locating chocks and make good

Engine and drive

  • Recommission – although I don’t think it’s been used since last time this was done
  • Bond propshaft to ground if necessary
  • Buy spares kit
  • Service engine
  • Check prop annode
  • Grease prop

Spars and rigging

  • Manufacture and fit block to main mast to retain forestay loops
  • Fit new VHF cable to main mast
  • Refit mast caps to main and mizzen
  • Rub down mizzen and re-varnish with Woodskin
  • Buy and fit Vtronix antenna / Hawk
  • Fit old Vtronix antenna to mizzen mast
  • New forestay, staysail strop and jib strop
  • Eye on mast for jib halyard
  • Cleat on mast for jib halyard
  • Fit port and starboard Barton track and block for staysail
  • Rub down some areas of spars and re-cover with International Woodskin
  • Fit new jib and staysail
  • Re-thread starboard flag halyard
  • Add small ratchet block for Harken lead line, and set up for 90deg to drum axis
  • Find a better way to rig ensign to mizzen
  • Move horseshoe lifebuoy to mizzen shroud, a la Dorade.


  • Re-fit one forward slat
  • Fit new ply panel behind electrics
  • Repair and re-model table
  • Establish why heads don’t work properly
  • Re-plumb heads
  • Fit access panel below oven to allow better access to seacocks
  • Fit insulation material to rear quarter berth
  • Design, trial fit and install hardwood companionway ladder
  • Oak floor
  • Install fridge, including new cabinet
  • Modesty curtain to top level forward berth


  • Replace Navico DS200 with Echopilot Bronze Trio and get it working properly
  • Shore power connection with two power points above chart table
  • Battery trickle charger
  • NASA BM2 battery monitor
  • Vtronix / Hawk VHF antenna
  • Calibrate depth
  • NMEA connections between Garmin and Echopilot
  • Find out why forward nav lights on mast have stopped working
  • Raymarine auto tiller
  • Relocate electronics connections to behind new hinged panel
  • Hinged drop down panel for electric switch and switch panel

2 thoughts on “Lucy’s To-do list

  1. Russell, if you are thinking about super safe furlers, look at Karvers. They are expensive, but there is a good reason why all the transat racers use them- they never jam. I have just ordered two for Drift.. I had to just close my eyes as I pushed the button. I know it will be a good call with nervous crew as there is nothing better than being able to make a loud flappy thing disappear in a couple of seconds……

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