By Steve • • 27 Feb 2012
On Friday 28th October Emma Louise was brought ashore at the Falmouth Boat Construction’s yard at Little Falmouth, Flushing. Planned work for the winter refurbishment, refit and repair included:
- Refurbishment of the teak deck – most of the 2000 odd screws holding the deck planks down had lost their plug covers and needed replacement. The planks were quite badly corrugated and some caulking was missing from between some of them.
- Replacement of the standing rigging – the stainless steel wire holding up the masts was original. It is general practice to replace this every ten years and as the boat is now over 20 years old this was long due for renewal.
- Replacement of most of the running rigging – most of this was quite well used and with the masts down it is a simple job to replace halyards, etc.
- Re-plumbing – the fresh water system was showing its age and in particular the hot water hoses were becoming brittle with a couple of difficult to fix leaks.
- Installation of a Navtex receiver.
- Installation of a TV and TV antenna.
- Repair of the autopilot – split hydraulic hoses.
- Repair of the self-steering – broken in transit from Sweden.
- Replacement of the forward head sea cock.
- Installation of a keel cooler for the fridge.
- Servicing of all winches.
- Moving the gas cylinder from the anchor locker to the lazarette.
- Replacement of some wiring, including mast head navigation lights.