Category Archives: Systems

Sails Arrive

The sails were ordered back at the start of September. After some delays with delivery, they have finally arrived. I took them out of the bag to inspect, and that’s when they photos were taken. Now they are bagged up … Continue reading

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Yamasun or Parmaha?

When you buy a brand new outboard, the last thing that most people would do is to take it home and dismantle it. But that is exactly what I have done. The motor is a 15hp Parsun 4 stroke outboard, … Continue reading

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Invertor Install

We have a nice new Victron Multiplus invertor/charger installed and running. What is really nice about this unit is the way that it switches across between the invertor and charger functions. The box is connected to our 400AHr Lithium Ion … Continue reading

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Mast Ordered

Mast ordered. Waiting for delivery. While looking on their site for this AYS logo, I also found a nice photo from the lauch of the original Sarah from a few years back:

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Getting a Shower

The head in this boat is big enough for a dedicated shower. Pressure hot and cold water will flow through a mixer, and up to a shower rose in the roof. All the plumbing is in Whale 15mm plastic tubing. … Continue reading

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Battery Delivery

There is a general level of excitement around here now that we will again have electricity. For the boat, we had long ago decided on LiFePO4 Lithium Ion technology cells to store our power. Our house is also “off-grid” and … Continue reading

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Solar Panels

We have 6 flexible solar panels, each 100 watts, to cover the aft end of the cockpit roof. Once the roof was glassed over, we fitted the panels for the purpose of finalising the required cabling, prior to removing the … Continue reading

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First Coat of Paint

Our efforts to keep the boat dry are over now that the boat is completely covered with a good coat of 2-pack undercoat. The only construction detail left is to complete the helm station. The engineering of the steering is … Continue reading

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Motor Bought and Fitted

We have bought the main motor, made a 3000 km journey to collect it, and test fitted it to the hull. I have been keen on asymmetric motor configuration since investigating the Yamaha Ft series motors at the start of … Continue reading

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Forebeam Wiring

I have roughed in a power cable onto the forward edge of the forebeam. The intention for this is to have “headlights” on the forebeam striker, with the on/off switch at the helm. As shown in the photos, the cable … Continue reading

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