Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Danfoss compressor Service and Evaporator Replacement

April 2014

Over a year ago,  I decided one evening to make crushed Ice from a single block of Ice, all within the fridge box.  Long story short, I punctured the evaporator with an icepick and released the coolant and put an end to my refrigeration.  A short trip to Sure Marine, located in Seattle, WA and I was able to pick up a new Evaporator box and thermostat.  

Old Evaporator Box

Vacuuming and Recharging with R134a

New Evaporator Box, Thermostat and frosty conditions

Raritan PHRKII Toliet rebuild

July 2014

After noticing some leaky and not so smooth action of the Raritan PHRKII Toilet, I decided to take it off the boat and do an overhaul with the rebuild kit. 

Lots of cleaning

Closure view of the old Pump Seals

Getting some of the Lower New Seals positioned.  Lubed all seals and stop values.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Primary Chainlocker rebuild

Over the winter months of 2014, I took the ground tackle out of the forward locker to inspect the floor of the compartment. As I thought, the original steel cleat for the ground tackle had mostly rusted out.   

Despite the rusty mess, the glassed in wood floor was completely solid.

I wanted to replace a Trim piece of 3"x18" painted wood near the top of the bulkhead that separated the chain locker from the forward berth.  The bulkhead itself was solid with no rot, so this would be a simple replace

New Glass and 3 layers of bi-axial Cloth that I left over from the Chainplate Knee replacement last year. 
New Teak Trim trim piece epoxied, a bit of 5200 and some larger bolts.

Starboard side of locker: Access to fresh water tank vent and electrical wiring for the Windlass.  I'll replace the old wood cover plate with a Starboard material.


The old tanks were nearing their expiration date, so I wanted to replace them this year.  The propane locker dimensions limited my options with aluminum tanks, so I decide to go with two 1.2lb steel tanks. Three coats of epoxy paint and rubber pads on the bottom should protect the bottoms from getting dinged up. 

Repainted the propane locker bottom with Epoxy Appliance Paint

I decided to service the burners.  Disassembled the burners and gas leads and cleaned them all out

Thursday, May 1, 2014

SeaBreeze Specs

Builder: Sabre
Designer: Roger Hewson

U.S Documented Vessel

LOA: 34 ft 0 in
Beam: 10 ft 5 in
LWL: 26 ft 3 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 6 in
Displacement: 11400 lbs
Ballast: 4600 lbs

Engine Brand: Yanmar Engine Model: 3YM30 Hours: 250

Total Power: 30

Fuel: 20 Gal. alum. Professionally Cleaned 2010
Fresh Water: 44 Gal. (two poly)
Holding: 13 Gal. poly

2010 & 2012 Survey available.  

Sleeps six. Forward cabin with V-berth. Bin storage under. At aft end of berths are drawers and drop-face lockers. Next aft to port is a hanging locker and another set of drawers. Opposite to starboard is an enclosed head featuring vanity with stainless sink and hot and cold pressurized water, shower, and stowage. The starboard settee pulls out to form a double berth. There is stowage behind the seat backs and on shelves above. A folding dining table drops down from the forward starboard bulkhead, and a Teak magazine rack hides behind in the stowed position.  The Navigation station has a flip-up desk top for chart stowage. Below is a set of drawers and Chart storage.  All interior Teak was refinished in 1995

The cabin sole is varnished teak and holly, refinished in 1995.   A Force 10 bulkhead-mounted Propane cabin heater is mounted in the main cabin on the forward port bulkhead.

U-shaped galley features gimballed Three-burner stainless steel Propane stove and Oven, stainless steel Double sink with pressurized hot and cold water system, New refrigeration unit. Why not make some Ice while your underway?  Custom Teak Pantry/Microwave and wine rack over sink.   

Electronics and Navigation
Raymarine C80 Chartplotter/Radar; Autohelm ST4000 autopilot; windspeed/direction indicator, knot/log, and depthfinder; New Horizon VHF radio transceiver; Ritchie pedestal-mounted compass; CD/AM/FM radio.There are three overhead dome lamps, Four bulkhead Cabin lights, Chart lights and Two LED electrical strips in main living quarters. 

Wired for both 12 Volt DC and 110 Volt AC service. 12 volt system includes 60 amp/hr alternator, spare 50 amp/hr alternator, Four Dyno Deep Cycle Batteries, One Start Battery; Two Newer selector switch (house and Engine), battery condition meter, two Blue Seas breaker panels, Brand New 1500 watt inverter. 110 volt system was completely replaced in 1995.  New Sterling Power Products battery charger/converter.  All Electrical Pumps replaced in 2012 (Five year West Marine exchange warranty). 

Factory Installed 2005 Yanmar 3 cylinder Diesel engine (Under Warranty). New stuffing Box, all New Secondary fuel filters and Lines.  New 3-Blad Max Prop (2006). Electric Windless. 

Sails and Rigging
Aluminum keel-stepped spar with 1X19 stainless steel wire rigging; Furlex roller furling system; Half-battened main (2000) with two sets of reef points; Sobstad Double Reef Main (1979) 140% Doyle genoa (2000); 100% Working Sostad Working Jib (1979); Sostad Storm Jib (year ?); Dolye Gennaker (year ? excellent condition).

Additional Inventory Custom Fiberglass Tender with Cast Aluminum Davits. Achilles inflatable dinghy), cockpit dodger Canvas (2005), propane grill, cockpit table, 35 lb. CQR plow anchor with 100' 5/16” chain and 300' 5/8” nylon rode, (2) 20 lb. Fluke anchor with 40' chain and 150’ 5/8" nylon rode, Aft  20lb anchor with 200' 5/8" nylon rode. Jim Buoy throwable horseshoe buoy, handheld GPS, Pacific Northwest paper charts and guidebooks, two safety harnesses, radar reflector, 3 CO2 fire extinguisher, six PFDs, horn, three fenders.    Lots and Lots of Deck hardware and stainless fasteners for projects or backup.  Just returned from extensive cruising and is fully stocked.   

 Binder full of Sabre

Monday, April 28, 2014

Edson Pedestal Rebuild

Spring 2014 Rebuild and Paint of the Edson Pedestal.  

Original Edson 3/16 SS Cable and Chain Link

Had a local Rigger duplicate the SS Cable with an additional 6'' of length.