Refit…

 This will always remind us how far we have come and all the work we have done to make Intuition V our floating home.

2010

We knew that updates had to be done, but we never expected to be as extensive and “start from zero” kind of work. Fortunately all the ridging was in excellent condition, the hull and deck had no blisters or humidity. The interior wood work is gorgeous (for our taste, light woods, louver doors and even the cushions are in good shape).

Old Electrical Panel

New electrical panel

The first thing was to replace all the electric wires, install new electric panels for AC and DC. Our electric panel is beautiful now. The plumbing was next. We replace the head and all the hoses up to the holding tank.

2011

Then we focused out attention to the water tanks. We have two tanks under each settee and neither had inspection ports. We then bought 2 ports for each tank and armed with a jigsaw started cutting the holes, after peeking inside our jaws dropped…the gel coat inside the tanks was blistered, meaning we had now a bigger project in our hands. We continued by completely removing the tanks cover (and yes we had to destroyed it wasn’t coming out any other way).

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Water Tanks After

Our research shows that the tanks needed to be sanded and then using 3M filter we restore the smooth finish and sanded again in order to be ready for painting with FDA approved epoxy paint. We also replaced all the hoses from and to the tanks and installed a water pressure regulator to get water directly from the tap in a separate line.Our faucets in the galley and head are also new.

Galley faucet

Galley faucet

Varnish was also in the list of projects, some pieces we did take home and used a paint stripper others we scrapped in place…and after a lot of layers of epifane and they are gorgeous!

2012

Bow roller

Bow roller

More Scraping

More Scraping

The bow roller to hold a Rocna 15 anchor and a Bruce anchor. (Done) I also applied a new coat of anti skid. Kiwigrip was the product we chose, it’s very easy to apply and it works.

Kiwi before

Kiwi after

I did sew a new sailpack, winch covers and bimini top.

                                   2013

We are still outfitting our Ontario 32. The latest decision was made to upgrade the engine, to diesel. Our research shows that not only it is safer but also it gives you more range if motoring is needed for a long periods of time. Still undecided witch one we’ll be using, Vetus, Beta, Nanni or Yamar??? (Done Vetus)Vetus

Bottom sandblasting: Decided and hope that all goes well. After that we’ll need to remove the paint from the 1 inch below the water line and where the pads currently are. Make sure the bottom is in good condition and take it from there to do any repairs needed. (Done see here)DSCN4725

 

2014

 

Refrigeration (Done see here)refrigeration

Dinghy (Done see here)

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 2015 

Cruising sails (Done see here)

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Electronics: batteries, radar, radio with AIS, Wind sped and deep finderBoat radio / marine / VHF / with AIS receiver                                

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 Outboard (Done)   p1010955                                                             

  2016

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New tri-light 

Cabin floorsfloors

Cabin table

Windlass (installation in progress)

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2017

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Wi-Fi antenna, EPIRB.

Water maker: A must.

Dinghy Davits: Also a very useful device. They can also be very bulky looking. We like the pivoting system.

Install gimbals on the galley stove.

Install deep sink and rearrange the faucet layout.

 Miscellaneous:

Varnish all the interior woods.

Make interior shelves for more storage space. Screen all the hatches and companionway door.

Finish bimini.

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