So much has happened in theast two years.
- A new mast built of cypress
- Replacement of all standing rigging
- A new tiller from mvule wood,
- An extensively refurbished rudder that was riddled with toredo worms
- A semi failed boom repair (its a bit too short but still works for now)
- Refurbished bowsprit and boom kin due to rot
- A new dodger
- Serviced and repaired winches
- A few necessary new seacocks
- An airing out of the Hull i.e there was a delamination of the fiberglass at the Stern, underwater. It was ground away, dried, sealed and refiberglassed.
- Waterproofing of the rudder brackets
- Waterproofing of steal plates on keel
- Build up of waterproof paint and antifouling
- Resewing of most sunbrella on the boat
- Resealing deck fittings
- Fixing the waterpump and installing a new drinking filter
- Cleaning diesel tanks from corrosion from the inside
- General Engine overhaul and new exhaust pipe
- Sorting thru all old spares and what is needed on board
- Fixing the toilet (one day to many of my life) and then fiy buying a new jabsco pump
- Sealing the galley sink
- Refurbishment of saltwater foot pump
- Fixing lights and a few electrics
- Installing new masthead light
- Rewiring VHF
- Fixing a secondhand rubber dinghy and dealing with getting our outboard stolen – as well as the oars (and our shoes)
- Regalvanising anchor and chain
- Replacing station bolts and rotten wood on gunwhale
And so so so many more things that are involved with the above jobs as well as things that just involve everyday boat life like getting water, modifing living arrangements to suit our needs and so much more.
I feel like we have put alot of work into this beautiful boat and are yet to enjoy the fruits of our labour. Early this year we went for a cruise to Lamu, in northern Kenya, but due to Sandra having to work, it didn’t feel like exploring yet.
So here we are now, ready for the NE wind season and with an (almost) open schedule.
We are aiming to set sail next week for a couple weeks of cruising around the islands in Tanzania, namely pemba, zanzibar and Dar es salaam. Then James will take the boat back to Kilifi for December, as Sandra and he will both be working remotely that month to then be free and without commitments in January to go sailing again.
Will update and post about the cruise soon,
And slowly over time will get to more in depth posts about all the above work we did to Jamala.