We bought Five Senses June 2016 to then pick her up in Croatia the following October. Since then she has found a new home in the Marina Punta Gabbiani in Italy. I truly believe that with a boat it is the same as with a home on land: first you need to discover and put all the functional stuff in, but over time you really want to know the details and then develop and upgrade those step by step. And this is how I also plan maintainance and upgrades for the boat - step by step. Also because of the financial implications.
2017 was the year of the large scale changes, the teak deck had to be renewed, I ordered new sails and included a code zero (rigg adaptations were necessary) and some of the electronics, like the plotter had to go. Also the through hull fittings and sea cocks had to be replaced.
2018 the underwater paint had to be renewed and also new phrophylaxis against osmosis was due. A really great side effect was that this gained us 1 to 1.5 additional knots of speed in average. Furthermore we renewed the sprayhood and bimini and changed the color from deep blue to light grey. And we added some comfort via installing a freezer and of course our air-condition. On the safety side we renewed all the natural gas equipment, including the stove and oven.
2019 now is the year of refitting some of the instruments, making upgrades to the wooden pieces of the interior and renew energy production, storage and output. We also thought of renewing the cockpit cushions and I have started to install more of red light sources to equip us for night cruises. And not to forget, I started to install a smart glass film on my companion way door hatch.
So the next posts will focus on the plans and also the execution of those plans in terms of upgrades, improvements or simple maintainance.
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Fair winds for all for you in 2019 and have a great saison!!