Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Windlass and Spice Racks

The Nilsson Maxwell RC10 windlass is installed. The black things in line are skids for the chain. The bow roller is three metres from the windlass. Tested for auto release of the anchor and all works well.

The last picture is of spice racks for the galley cupboard. Currently being painted. They were originally music tape racks on the old Spindrift. Now modifies for the new Spindrift

View forward from the helm

Windlass setup

Spice Racks

Sunday, 7 February 2021


 The Mastervolt 235AH AGM house battery and the 130AH AGM engine battery are now bolted down on their plinths.

Friday, 25 December 2020

Saturday, 12 December 2020

Rub Rail

Well, the first 60 x 40mm purple heart rub-rail is on. Needed three strong bods, more hands and jacks but managed to bend them it into place and screw with Sika 291 behind on my own.

I did dry fit it first. Three more to go.

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Spindrift is Progressing

 Launch date is still the 28th but here are a few progress photos on the outside.

Purple Heart rub rails
Spindrift's stern

Rudder and Fish table closed
Fish table open

Cleat and Dinghy tow guideAdd caption

Hydraulic steering ram cover


Bow fitting & vent

Bow fitting & vent
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Installing vent, deck prism & mast step


Rain catching roof

Helm hatch

Radar pedestal

Dinghy transom chocks

Gas bottle locker, engine room vent

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

A Sneak Peak Below The Welldeck

 With the aid of three chain blocks it lowered endways and was manhandled onto the bearers.

Beta 35. (Kubota 4cyl, 1498cc, 35hp)

Not installed yet. That will happen after I finish painting and installing the welldeck hatch surround.

Real nice having a proper engine room on a 10m vessel.

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

The Engine Has Arrived - Beta 35

Lid is off. It is in the boat she'd but will stay where it is for a while. Lots of other stuff to do before installing.

Monday, 7 September 2020

Bibs and Bobs

 Acro Prop Beach Legs fitted

Engine Room Blower chimney

325 Watt Solar panel plinths

Heater storage for when its not in use.