Refit Phase 2

2019 will be an important year for Soulballadeer.

Here is a list of the upgrades/ repairs that will be undertaken starting in 2019 through to 2020.

Spring or Fall 2019:

  1. Bowsprit replaced with new vertical grain fir bowsprit.
  2.  Head sail roller furling installed ( Schaeffer 3000)
  3. Standing rigging replaced
  4.  Chainplates removed/ changed to Titanium
  5. FLIR ( 625M) installed on main spar
  6. UHD  Radar installed ( 4 ft array)
  7. AIS installed
  8. Spars unstepped, cleaned, polished, rewired.   LED lights installed on spars where applicable
  9. Spars restepped, any potential leaks dealt with
  10. Rig tuned
  11. New sails for Genoa, Main, Mizzen
  12. Andersen winches installed
  13. One electric winch installed on pilothouse roof for halyards etc.


Spring 2020

  1. Fuel tanks removed/ replaced with either aluminum or non permeable plastic. (no smell)
  2. Pilothouse helm renovated to allow 3, 12.1 Furuno MFD’s to be mounted below pilothouse windows unobstructing forward view from helm.
  3. Outer Teak decks pulled, reworked and glassed. (non skid)
  4. Hull and topsides painted
  5. Upgraded hydraulic steering ram ( 2nd autopilot installed)
  6. Interior pilothouse teak refurbished after fuel tank replacement
  7. Anchor electric length counter installed at pilothouse helm
  8. Aft cockpit binnacle installed with autopilot control, engine control, steering control ( already installed), Navigation/ FLIR/Radar MFD


By the end of 2020, Soulballadeer will be ready for some serious cruising and cruise we will. 🙂




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