Category: Buying a Yacht

October 12, 2019 Peter 2 comments

Saturday dawned overcast and the weather forecast was for rain and thunderstorms. It would be Peter’s last day on Cordalga, he had other commitments and needed to get home. Geoff had planned to leave the Gold Coast but with the weather the way it was, Cordalga couldn’t go anywhere. Before leaving a good friend, Debbie,…

October 8, 2019 Peter No comments exist

By Friday night the Skipper was ‘at 95%’ and we were back in business. We had planned another early start on Saturday, up at 03H30 for a 04H00 departure. When the alarm went off at 03H30 the wind was howling and Geoff couldn’t get a clear picture of the bar conditions from the Bar Cam….

October 2, 2019 Peter No comments exist

In addition to the vibration causing Glenn to have a very cold swim in Narooma, while doing a routine check, the engine suddenly overheated. Finding the problem proved elusive, resulting in Glenn having to disassemble and reassemble the entire cooling system. There was no apparent cause for the overheating but the problem disappeared. The initial…

September 23, 2019 Peter No comments exist

It is a long way from Wyee in NSW to Lakes Entrance in Victoria and even with the good Australian public transport system it would still take 2 days to get from Wyee to Lakes Entrance. It would be a combination of train and bus trips of varying lengths with an overnight stop in Canberra….

September 16, 2019 Peter No comments exist

With all that has been going on over the past months we haven’t been able to spend any time at sea – something we need badly right now. It has been well over a year since our trip from Adelaide to Wyee and Great Escape has been on a swing mooring at Wyee Point Marina…

September 11, 2019 Peter No comments exist

Some 11 months after we started this project we are finally getting close to finishing it. We settled on the Airhead Waterless Composting Toilet mainly because of space considerations and the fact that we can use the existing black tank deck vent to vent the toilet. It would however need a small modification on the…

September 3, 2019 Peter 2 comments

This boat has a way of testing us in ways we never imagined. After being away from the boat for over 7 months we came back to a boat full of black mould – again! When we bought the boat it was full of black mould from being closed up for a long time and…

October 2, 2018 Peter No comments exist

With the magnitude of challenges on the existing plumbing we made a decision to replace the existing toilet with a composting toilet. But first we would have to rip the existing system out. It would also be a good time to give the head a makeover. There were over 50 holes in the walls and…

September 16, 2018 Peter No comments exist

The initial plan was to replace all the pipes in the head on the assumption that they were the offending items and doing so would solve the problem of the nasty smell on the boat. We purchased good quality sanitation grade piping and replaced all of the outlet pipes from both the head and the…