Tag: Boat Maintenance

April 24, 2021 Peter No comments exist

Antifouling: The process of protecting your hull from marine growth by applying a protective paint layer to the bottom of your boat. It has been a while since Great Escape was taken out of the water and even longer since the boat was last antifouled. We could see the marine growth at the water line…

February 28, 2020 Peter No comments exist

With the Cordalga trip now just a distant memory and a few trips to New Zealand since the trip, it is now time to seriously think about getting Great Escape somewhere warm for the winter that is fast approaching. There are still however a few repairs that need to be done before we can leave….

September 28, 2019 Peter No comments exist

“I’ll make it work”. This was the message from Glenn once he received the new alternator which, as promised, arrived promptly on Friday morning. And so between disappearing into the belly of Cordalga and running to and from the local chandler, Glenn set about making it work. The rest of the crew were treated to…

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…