Repairs and improvements

This is a list of repairs and improvements made to Artemis since we bought her. Standard servicing is not included.

Always lots of work on a boat

The layout of this list is based on the surveyors report we had prepared.

1. Hull

1.1 Hull External

Apr. 2018 New name affixed to transom. New covelines and arrows.

Apr. 2018 Abrade Coppercoat prior to launch

Aug. 2017 Expose and make good the crack visible on the keel. (Grind out suspect crack in Coppercoat, laminate, fill and fair Coppercoat crack and patches.)

1.3 Hull Internal and Fit Out

Jan. 2020 added extra fans to force air across fridge compressor.
Aug. 2019 rebuilt forward section of galley and installed new fridge.
July 2019 sanded and varnished woodwork in saloon. Created board to hold water bottles under front berth.
June 2019 sanded and varnished woodwork in heads.
May 2019 Added rubber matting in all lockers.
July 2018 Heads ceiling renewed.

1.5 Anodes

Jul. 2018 New anode affixed to hull and connected to boat earth. The anode was replaced last year by Ardfern Yacht Center but they “forgot” to connect it to the boats earth!
August 2017 New anode affixed to hull

2. Deck, Superstructure and External Fittings

2.1 Deck Moulding

Dec. 2019 resealed diesel inlet, starboard car jammers and port attachment for spare halyards to deck.
Aug. 2019 resealed fresh water inlet to deck.
Sep 2019 Repaired damage to GRP in cockpit.
Sep 2019 Removed varnish from cockpit console. Teak oiled.
Jul. 2018 Removed all varnish above deck. All teak oiled.

2.2 Winches, and deck hardware

Oct. 2019 port aft stanchion was loose. Holder corroded. New bolts installed.
Oct. 2019 Starboard genoa and port jib winch dismantled, serviced &rebuilt. Pawls were stuck and needed freeing.
July 2019 Port genoa winch dismantled, serviced &rebuilt. One pawl was stuck and needed freeing.
Oct 2018 six winches in cockpit serviced.

2.3 Windows, Hatches and Ventilation

July 2019 July 2019 sanded and varnished all three hatchways.
Jul. 2018 All three hatches removed and resealed. Saloon windows resealed.
August 2017 repair companionway hatch and machine & install new fittings.

3. Rig

3.1 Standing Rigging

Dec 2018 New Profurl for main foresail.

Dec 2018 Front forestay replaced and correctly affixed to deck with toggle. Inner forestay replaced and correctly affixed to deck and mast and tensioner added.
(both forestays were wrongly attached to the deck and re-fitted without toggles to the deck in 2017 by Ardfern Yacht Center. They also attached the inner forestay to the mast with the false fitting. The main forestay was incorrectly dimensioned 7mm instead of 8mm)

Sep. 2018 Genoa furler correctly attached to profile and repaired.

Mar. 2018 New Profurl C320/14 furling system for inner forestay

Dec. 2018 Replaced the standing rigging including upper toggle on inner forestay. (Ardfern Yacht Service.)

3.2 Mast and Spars

Dec. 2017 Make good the tabbing on the mast pillar base. (Cut back laminate around mast pillar, inject thickened epoxy.)

3.3 Running Rigging

Aug. 2018 First reef replaced. It had previously been badly spliced.

Feb. 2018 All running rigging removed, inspected, washed and dried. New genoa halyard. New spinnaker pole control lines.

3.4 Rigging Attachments

Dec. 2017 Remove, inspect and remount all chain plates with new bolts. Reseal the sealing plates around the shroud chain plates. (REMOVE JOINERY AND LININGS REMOVE CHAIN PLATES AND DECK PLATES CLEAN AND DYE TEST CHAIN PLATES. OK. CLEAN AND POLISH. RAKE OUT DECK BALSA CORE APPROX 50MM AT CHAIN PLATES AND BACK FILL WITH THICKENED EPOXY. REDRILL FOR PLATES. REFIT CHAIN PLATES WITH NEW BOLTS TO REPLACE THREADED ROD. REFIT AND SEAL DECK PLATES. REINSTATE JOINERY AND LININGS)

3.5 Sails and Covers

Nov. 2019 Repaired rip in UV protection on Genoa.

Oct. 2019 New cushion covers in cockpit.
Sep 2019 New aft sunshade and solar panel frame installed
Sep 2019 New jib.
June 2019 Rip in Jib temporarily repaired
Dec. 2018 Jib and Genoa repaired.
Nov. 2018 bought a Parasailor
Apr. 2018 two repairs to spray-hood and three to stack-pack.

4. Mechanical System

4.1 Engine & Gearbox

Aug. 2019 coolant line to header tank and calorifier rerouted so that it no longer hinders removal of the head cover. (Varadero – Aruba)

Feb 2019 New Yanmar engine installed. The overheating was probably due to a leak in the salt water / fresh water exchanger. That was going to need to be ordered from Japan. Decided on a new motor.
Dec. 2018 Calorifier disconnected and reconnected to try and solve overheating. Unsuccessful.

May 2018 Exhaust pipes correctly connected to avoid sea water ingress in to the engine. (The engine had been incorrectly reconnected by Ardfern Yacht Center.)

Feb. 2018 Remove, clean, degrease, paint and remount engine. Painted engine bilge.

4.2 Stern Gear

Feb 2018 clean and paint Aquadrive. Replaced cutlass bearing. Replaced stern gland.
Aug. 2017 Remove, clean, antifoul and refit prop and rope cutter

4.3 Fuel System

Oct. 2017 Drain and clean fuel tank. Fit inspection hatch.

4.4 Rudder & Steering

Aug. 2019 mounted new tiller holder making use of the chain from the wind vane. Protective sock sewn.
July 2019 completely refurbished the tiller.
Sep. 2018 Removed, dismantles and rebuilt the Monitor Windvane. Gearing upgraded to newest type.
May 2018 set up wind vane correctly and began usage.

5. Systems and Services

5.1 Fresh Water

Nov. 2019 Watermaker functioning. Problem was false assembly in factory.
Sep. 2019 New water-maker not working correctly immediately after commissioning. Water 1630 ppm and undrinkable.
Sep. 2019 repaired fresh water pump. Pressure switch was corroded and sticking.
Aug 2019 Installed Katadyn watermaker.
Aug. 2019 new gasket in heads sink drain.
July 2018 replaced hand pumped fresh water tap in galley.
May 2018 fitted a new fresh water pump of the correct type.
Apr. 2018 new fresh water pump. The wrong one but it worked. (The old one was destroyed when Ardfern Yacht Center flooded the boat during the engine service.)
Feb. 2018 Drain and flush water tank.

5.2 Batteries & 12V Distribution

May 2019 added fuses and negative bus bar in battery compartment.
Dec. 2018 USB sockets installed
Nov. 2018 New foredeck light installed.
Aug. 2018 Service batteries checked and OK.
Apr. 2018 Rewired batteries and main switches to avoid services draining engine battery.
April 2018 Two new service batteries.

5.2.1 Power Generation

Jan. 2020 Marlec HRDi reset itself. Needed to be removed from power.
Jan. 2020 Added solar charger (Victron Energy SmartSolar MPPT 100/30) and moved all solar panels on to it.
Jan. 2020 Two new solar panels @80W. Total now 320W.
Jan. 2020 new service batteries and engine battery. All DC31DT.
Dec. 2019 short circuit in Aquair junction box repaired.
Sep. 2019 Aquair rewired via plug on the cockpit console. Ammeter added
Sep. 2019 both solar panels moved on to new frame.
May 2019 Doubled wires from battery to solar/wind controller.
May 2019 Aquair generator in use as wind generator.
Dec. 2018 Fitted Aquair generator
Jul 2018 New solar panels mounted on new rails each side of the cockpit. New wind generator and controller mounted.

5.3 Shore Power and 230V Distribution

May 2019 rewired shore power charger.

5.4 Gas System

Jan. 2020 changed gas detectors attached to gas alarm
Oct. 2019 Rewired gas alarm to a fuse in the battery box with enough spare wire to actually work on the controller.
Sep. 2018 Changed from Calor to Camping Gas due to cylinder and refill availability.

Apr. 2018 System completely rebuilt to agree with newest regulations. Completely tested acc. Gas Safe. Upstand in gas locker removed.

5.5 Heating

Jul 2018 New heating installed

5.6 Sanitation

Oct. 2019 Dismantled, cleaned and reassembled all pipes from heads to stopcock.
Aug. 2019 repaired the macerator pump switch. The feed wire had corroded.
Apr. 2018 replaced shower pump (The old one was destroyed when Ardfern Yacht Center flooded the boat during the engine service.)
Feb. 2018 Replace and reroute heads inlet hose to allow fitting of antisiphon valve. Strip and service both heads sea-cocks.
Feb 2018 Replaced sea water foot-pump in galley.

6. Safety and Navigation

6.2 Lifejackets and Man Overboard Recovery

Dec. 2019 Horseshoe buoys cleaned and lights tested.
July 2019 Horseshoe buoys cleaned and lights tested.
July 2018 3rd new lifejacket.
Apr. 2018 Two New Lifejackets
Apr. 2018 Fit new jackstays.
Apr. 2018 New horseshoe buoys.

6.3 Distress Equipmant

6.3.1 Flares

Apr. 2019 New flares

6.3.2 Liferaft

Oct. 2018 Liferaft inspected and serviced.

6.3.3 EPIRB

March 2018 New EPIRB bought and registered to the vessel

6.4 Ground Tackle

Dec. 2019 New protector for anchor bridle.
August 2019 New anchor windlass motor incl. new adapter plate after old one burned out. (Bad repairs in June and July.)
July 2019 Anchor windlass stripped. New bearings and seals. Resealed to deck. Gearbox cleaned and greased.
June (Curacao) and July 2019 (Aruba) Anchor windlass motor repaired.
May 2019 New anchor chain.
May 2019 improved steel tube at anchor outlet with extra fixings.
May 2019 Foot switch for anchor windlass replaced.
July 2018 New anchor bridle.
Apr. 2018 turned bow roller down to accept Rocna anchor.
Feb. 2018 20kg Rocna anchor with Kong connector and shackle fitted.

6.6. Instruments and Navigation

Sep. 2019 VHF remote command mike was not working. WD40 on external socket worked.

7. Other Equipment

7.1.Dinghy

Nov. 2019. Bought new AB dinghy. Modified dinghy chaps to fit dinghy.

Nov. 2019 patched hole in bow the third time.

July 2019 New slats for floor cut and treated with expoxy.
June 2019 Patch hole in bow.

7.2 Outboard

July 2019 (Aruba) clutch replaced and all seals.
Jan 2019 (Martinique) complete service after dropping in sea.
Jan 2019 (Mindelo) seized bearing and broken shaft repaired

Miscellaneous

June 2019 New wind catcher (with logo)