Besides, I had to take out the port chart plotter and the VHF radio.
They will be RMAed under warranty.
The B&G Touch 8 chart plotters have been, great, but this season, the port one lost its touch screen.
The B&G V50 VHF has a defect in which the unit would randomly switch to a weather channel.
It was so distracting (especially at night) that we ended up turning if off most of the time.
They will have to be delivered to Radio World in Newmarket
The boat had a little water in it, but not bad for not be shrink wrapped.
|Chart Plotter out|
|Plastic port hole|
Only took about half an hour.
Took some photos of the bilges with water so we can plan the placement of electric bilge pumps before we hit the water.
That is antifreeze from winterizing the motor
|This is the aluminum structure that supports the keel.|
Could use a coat of paint
|Water in the head compartment|
Bottom middle is where the mast come down.
|Water in the bow|
The hatch leaks.
|Tiller shot for pondering the tiller pilot install|
We had several of ACE's sailed delivered to Durk Steigenga in Nova Scotia for repairs.
- Blue Symmetric Chute for some panel replacments
- Red Chute for some patches
- #2 for some leak line block repairs
- Light #1 for taping some holes
- #4 for replacing several panels
- Main for replacing the battens
Durk has finished the work this week.
|New batten pockets|
|The new battens are captive, held in place with a loop, then tensioned with a screwdriver|
We kept on loosing battens over the past three years.
The captive battens are a good system.
We had been using crapping non tapered battens, so our sail shape was suffering a bit.
|#4 jib |
7 panels replaced with Pentex
We don't use the sail much, but is a great sail to have in the inventory.