September 28th - 30th, 2017

- Mounted back interior ceiling cover and wood trim pieces in V-Berth, leftover work from replacing Staysail Chainplate
- Installed winch handle holder to mast

- Replaced old fan with new 3-speed fan
- Washed and dried Jorden Drogue; after drying layered it into a box

September 26th - 27th, 2017

- Exchanged Shower Sump pump

- Installed level gauge in to water tank (lid) and connected to the NMEA 2000 network

September 23rd - 24th, 2017

- Routed and connected cables to main controller cabinet

- Deinstalled the old 30A Battery Charger ProMariner
- Build and mounted a tray for the starter battery
- Placed, installed and connected the starter battery
- Connected the ACR (automatic charging relay) in to the battery circuit

September 21th - 22th, 2017

- Measured Staysail track (foil) for replacement search
- Measured boat name letters
- Working on electric connections belonging to 12V System; e.g. run 3/00 cable from master switch (battery switch) to starter.
- Deinstalled old battery switches
- Pulled out and removed old obsolete cables
- Dismounted old filter and pump for refrigerator compressor
- Deinstalled starter battery

- Pulled and wired new cables for alternator
- Mounted alternator charge controller
- Wired engine ground
- Deinstalled old alternator shunt and suppressor
- Deinstalled old engine ground plate
- Removed out old obsolete cables from engine room

September 19th, 2017

- Cables crimped and connected to the third house bank battery

- Measured incorrect grounding

September 17th - 18th, 2017

- Cables crimped and connected to the third house bank battery

September 14th, 2017

- Cleaned, serviced and adapted used breaker panel

September 13th, 2017

- Replaced gaskets for v-berth, salon, main cabin hatches

August 20th, 2017

- Crimped and connected first cables for the power supply components

- Removed temporary wood board at the window. Cleaned and removed old sealing

August 19th, 2017

- De-installed the Air Conditioner 2 (secondary)

- Mounted new Inverter, Galvanic Isolator, Solar Charger and Wind Charger in the former Air Conditioner area

August 18th, 2017

Drone DJI Mavic delivered & engine Oil Filter delivery (for 2000 engine hours)

August 17th - 18th, 2017

- Demounted starter battery and belonging frame. Cleared out the area. Built support for area, so two of the new batteries for the house bank can be placed there

August 15th, 2017

- brought our 3 new batteries for the house bank on board (Lifeline AGM 8D)

- placed first house battery onto the tray

Intermediate steps:

De-mounted old house battery and battery tray. Used this battery tray for one of the new batteries in the main berth, under bed. Adapted tray and additionally had to build tray support, so the tray is leveled.

August 14th, 2017

- Test setup "Rice in aluminum bottle" 

- Take the house battery from storage unit

My rice-in-a-beer-bottle experiment. I was looking for a good way to have small portions of rice, pasta, flour, etc stored.
The experiment is showing if there is no moisture or water coming into the bottle then it will surely be safe in a cabinet.
Steps of the experiment:
Take an empty aluminum beer bottle, wash it out, fill it with rice, dump the bottle into seawater and let it sit for a few days.
The experiment was successful 👍🏼 and no moisture was to be found inside of the bottle.
The last picture does show the way I will store the bottles in a cabinet or locker on the boat.
The main outcome of this experiment is that we now have a legitimate reason to drink more beer ... 🍺

August 13th, 2017

- Performed service at port side jib sheet winch Barient 32 (taking apart, cleaning, greasing / oiling and assembling)

August 12th, 2017

- Pulled out, layered out, measured, assigned, marked, documented and feeded back the anchor chain and rode

Port side anchor: 44lb Bruce Claw
with total length: 365' (chain: 205' & rode: 160')
Starboard side anchor: 45lb CQR
with total length: 270' (chain: 110' & rode: 160')

August 11th, 2017

- Installed PC and case modded boat

- Performed 1st test run

- Cables (2 solar, lights, VHF antenna, GPS NMEA) from above cockpit into Lazarette thru hull pulled, connected and attached

August 10th, 2017

- Mounted, connected and configured the 2nd Chartplotter

- Installed at the Nav table

- Mounted remaining Staysail Roller Furling Fairleads

August 9th, 2017

- Main Air Condition flushed with Barnacle Buster

- Navigation instruments installed

August 8th, 2017

- AC work

August 7th, 2017

- NMEA work

- AC new pump for main AC

August 5th, 2017

- Chartplotter & various work (E.g., faucet replaced)

August 4th, 2017

- Completion of the NMEA 2000 network



A huge milestone for us is achieved !
We completed the NMEA 2000 network and started up the Chartplotter with all marine sensors (GPS, Radar, Depth Sounder, Speed, Temperature, Wind Sensor, Compass).
The beginning of our journey is getting closer.

NMEA 2000 is a plug-and-play communications standard used for connecting marine sensors and display units (GPS, Depth Sounder, Speed, Wind Sensor, Compass, Autopilot).

- Attached cable connectors to remaining Network cables. (Mast-Connector(cross), Connector-CockpitPlotter(patch), CockpitPlotter-NavTablePlotter(cross))
- Routing of all Network cables
- Garmin Adapter connected to Transducer
- NMEA 2000 Network completed
- Connected Chartplotter to NMEA 2000 and taken into service

August 3rd, 2017

- Planned route for Garmin Radar Network cables. Attached cable connectors to Network cable

August 2nd, 2017

- AutoProp installed

- Working on sprayhood side covers (splash protection)

August 1st, 2017

- Routed cables to NavPod and NavPod mounted 

- Adapted and mounted Cockpit Cupholder

July 31st, 2017 - Various electronic work

- New wires connected to breaker panel ... Instrumentation
- Pulled old (not used anymore) cables out
- Mast cables routing to breaker panel
- Wired Philippi (battery monitor) panel to breaker panel
- Check Spreader Lights (no function ) ... fork terminal/connector => new connected
- Piping for NavPod premounted. Drilled hole in deck, cable routing

July 30th, 2017

- Installed Chartplotter in NavPod, planning of Chartplotter mounting in cockpit

- made cutout-template for the Philippi panel

July 29th, 2017

- Start assembly Fuse block

- Picked up sewing stuff and tabletop at Dani

July 28th, 2017

- Demounted old propeller, tighten the rigging

- Planned and prefabricated fuse block. Wood plate with supports fabricated

July 27th, 2017

- Cable routing for Electronics

- Start of NMEA cable routing

July 26th, 2017

- Demounting old battery regulator

- Shrimp Cocktail Mexican Style (provided by boat neighbors)

July 22nd - 25th, 2017

- Assembling Niveau Bildge-Alarm test setup 

- Wired and installed Relay for Main Air Conditioning Pump

- Located freshwater leak at the cockpit shower. Water pipes deconnected

July 16th, 2017

- Installing PC into Nav area

July 13th, 2017

- Replacing AC pump

July 11th, 2017

- Grouted mast deck collar with Spartite

July 11th, 2017

- Mounted navigation lights on masttop

- noticed that the second delivered AutoProp Nut is wrong again

July 7th, 2017

Connecting toilet

July 5th, 2017

- Staysail set

- Fridge hooked up and started, fridge start-up

- Propane bottle connected with a level-control to the solenoid valve. Stove start-up.

July 3rd, 2017

- Make an adapter

July 2nd - 4th, 2017 – Refrigerator installation  -  Session IX - X

- Cutting the cutout for the fridge
- Refrigerator dry fitting

- Cutting the opening for ventilation
- Made a bottom frame and floor board
- Removed insulation in the lid
- Fridge installed

July 1st, 2017 – Various works & also with Rigger Matt Sebring - Part 2

- Brought the refrigerator onto boat

- Filled up watertanks

July 1st, 2017 – Various works & also with Rigger Matt Sebring - Part 1

- Antenna & Windex & GeWind mounted on masttop
- New flag halyards fed in
- Rollerfurler for Staysail mounted
- Sail delivered, Staysail modified to rollerfurler

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