Significant changes include:
- New engine – Yanmar 3JH3E (2006)
- Bimini, stove, refrigeration (2006)
- Stern arch and davits, solid aft lifelines, and new forward lifelines (2009)
- High strength mast and boom with slab reefing, oversize rigging (2009)
- Multi stage fuel filtration system (2009)
- Workbench, tool storage, spares storage (2009)
- Tow generator (2010)
- Complete rewiring (2012)
- Complete replumbing (2012)
- Interior refit including increased storage, upholstery, insulation (2013)
- Diesel drip heater (2013)
- Propane system (2013)
- Jordan series drogue (2013)
- 25kg Rocna (2013)
- Higher capacity wind generator (2013)
- Aluminium diesel tank (2015)
- Keel dropped and refitted with new keel bolts (2015)
- Updated solar panels (2015)
- Fixed bimini with increased solar capacity and water catching system (2019)
- 105m G40 windlass chain (2019)
Keel drop and re-attachment, Trinidad, 2015
Part way through the rewiring, Estonia, 2012
Part way through the interior refit, Estonia, 2013
I have a longstanding simplification project on the boat.
The generator that came with the boat when I bought it was removed in 2012. I removed the watermaker in 2015, and changed from an inflatable with a 15HP engine to a rowing dinghy with a 2.5HP engine. I will gradually move to some manual pumps and a manual windlass when the electrical versions eventually fail.
The boat is already self-sufficient in power with solar and wind sources, supplemented underway with a towed generator.
We collect rainwater using the fixed bimini, and this covers most of our day to day freshwater usage.