Defects- not complete
Defects are never complete. Nor is the listing of them
Defects/incomplete work rectified
Heat exchangers cleaned over vigorously- my story
Replacements not up to the job until the third iteration
Gearbox oil cooler also failed- dumped oil in sea. Luckily found out in time. No drive to PME
Complete making good to electric intake
Paint upperworks/repair resin cracks
Fit 2 spinlocks XAS 0612/1 for new stern springs 12mm 3 strand polyester 2x15 metres
Floating painter for dinghy
Liferaft container -repack liferaft and fit bearers
Make chocks for Kedge anchor on bathing platform
Radar dome repair
Remove tie down blocks from wheelhouse roof and make good
Inverter for 240ac - not so good so far.
Paint engine room
Fit new level switches for oil and water
New style catches for generator casing- Holt HA61W 32 No plus bunjy
Hole punch for gaskets
Pop rivets to suit catches
Check and ease Port throttle linkage
Make good to saloon in way of glazing
make good to aft panel in wheelhouse
Remove repair and refit panels to ER grilles behind steps
Make good to wheelhouse and varnish
Cure leaks to screens
Grab bag - prepare
Reduce wheel cover and fit
Serial to USB converters/rearrange GPS
Cure squeak to stair
Make good to aft cabin
Two rubber fixings for loo roll holder
recut bottle holders to suit bottles and glasses
Locate kedge anchor on stern platform
Brackets for bookcase
Bracket for dividers and parallel rule
Items resulting from Surveyors report
Deck- rot under stanchion foot
Sticky float switches on auto bilge pumps
Anchorplait 14mm 100m. Splice to 5m 8mm chain. Load tested 48 hours as stern warp.
Move forward 12v pump to relocate electric feed clear of potential damage
Move sternlight to clear derrick mast- relocated to top of mast
Fit electric solenoid fuel valves to all engines
Change all rubber fuel hoses to main engines. Relocate copper lines to more secure position.
Change Racor filters- no significant debris
Fit magnet to windlass for chain counter
Remove calorifier to access old mains panel. Remove panel. Remove redundant wiring. Rewire thermostats and other feeds. Replace calorifier. Set to work.
Shower pump defective due to blocked outlet pipe. Cleared pipe with difficulty and fitted new 12 volt pump. Reset pipework to discharge overboard.
Wired alarm panel. Removed redundant wires in bridge console. Re-sealed port oil pressure gauge
Fixed AIS aerial to masthead. Increased range from 5 miles to 56 miles.
Repaired woodwork to ER hatch and surround. Cleaned and varnished
Failed to mend Black and Decker battery drill- motor knackered- slipping clutch also
Rigged anchor counter- works, but figures need to be closer to be seen properly
Replaced defective 105 AH battery
Fuel leak generator fuel filter- fatigue cracking- replaced with spare.
Autopilot keeps jumping to JOG1- assuming there is a hand control fitted- not so- causes all sorts of problems. Checked all connections and currently no problem but not certain. Makers now recommend fitting ferrite filters on each incoming cable. Makes sense to me but wish they had said so before I put it in my suitcase to come home!!
Drilled out all stanchion fixings to take new s/s sockets and resin those into place. All appears well at present.
Repaired hoist to Greek courtesy flag
Remade starboard warp broken during winter
Repaired major rot in port air vent going through into cabin
Sterntube bolts one seeping so all raked out and epoxied
Painted ship. Broke Bosch sander- replaced with Makita 150mm
Engaged Kostas for painting- grave error.
19 May new electric fuel valves blocked with gunge. Treated tanks and replaced valves with original manual one. Require to move electric valves to after the Racor filter.
Fit non-return valve and new float switch to shower
Fit safety bar to microwave for going to sea.
23 May found fractured hot water pipe. Repaired and pumped out. No wonder the bilges kept on rising! Pipe to replace later.
27 May replaced life jacket cylinder and cartridge (G’s)
14 June relocated radar supply to new board 3. Removed redundant wiring. Fitted 4 ferrites to ammeter leads to try and cure autopilot problems. First trial successful
16 June located break in supply to aft saloon light. Found massive corrosion in wire in engine room and fitted new section. Reconnected switches and fitted LED strip in lieu of tungsten as a trial- not really enough room in fitting!
2 LED lights which now form the anchor light and some more bug killer which went straight in the starboard tank.
Port Kalamos, where George of the Tavern was very helpful including re-spotting the anchor when we pulled it out of the mud. Supermarket sells grappa in brown paper bags! In bottles as well, of course.
June 24th Adjusted port governor to improve idle. Found dinghy had deflated due to getting too hot. One seam gone but also the bulkhead between fwd and port chamber. Fixed seam- I think. Left bulkhead.
June 14th Various wiring jobs
Made new piece for oversized hole in dashboard and covered with black vinyl. Looks ok.
June 27th Bought data dongle from Vodafone, but it only works on Gillie's Mac, not on my machine. They say they will fix it. Spent most of the day on that! Dimitris at Vodafone tried well into his afternoon off.
June 28th No Starboard engine start when we needed it. After some playing around- remove and clean starter and terminals- found SME negative connection defective and luckily met Herbert from the German Cat ? who had a little hydraulic crimper and the right size terminal. Very kind. Stayed another night and left 29th to go to Sami. Not well received there and went back to Eufimia, where we were!
June 30th Rearranged electrics by transferring GPS supply to 24 volt so we can close down 12 volt supply at night and save lot of amp hours. Wired 12 volt ammeter. Rubbed down cabin beading.
July 1st Varnished cabin beading and various inside items (Gillie's). Sunday lunch snack and dinner at To Steki and very good it was too.
July 2nd Continued varnishing. Freed off galley & fwd heads scuttle. Replaced anodes PME as planned. Fix leak SME anode subject to trial. Blocked pipe to PME water level alarm absolutely solid and will get new one tomorrow.
trialling LED lights for first time outside engine room- where I find them too directional. However in the saloon they appear to provide a very subdued pleasant light which we will extend in due course.
July 3rd Leak on hot water system overnight so isolated it. 0730 bus towards Sami and stop outside heating merchant who is already open at 0750. A little discussion produced two pipes and suitable sealing washers, so I walked the 9 km back feeling good! Fixed hot water system. Fixed pipe to PME - ran up and tested both engines- all currently ok. Painted part of deck white to reduce deck temps- e.g. Grey 46 degC White 38 degC. Think Al Bustan hotel roof!!
July 4th importantly, Vodafone rang and talked me through the SIMPLE process to get the dongle to work. Why Dimitris did not do this is mystery to me. Why did I not do it? BZ Theodor Pliaksikas.
July 14th Used alarm system except water level Port engine still not correct. Cleaned tanks. Oil temps satisfactory.
In the breakers yard at Plati Yiali were two ferries, Wessex and Mercia- still with their AIS going!
|Southsea to Paris 2006|
|Paris to Liege 2006|
|Log Southsea to Paris|
|Log Paris to Liege|
|Log Liege to Mainz 2007|
|Mainz to Passau 2008|
|Passau to Constanta 2008|
|Constanta to Samos 2008|
|Cruise the Dodecanese 2008|
|GE track Mainz to Passau|
|Log Passau to Constanta|
|Passau to Constanta GE track|
|Log Constanta to Samos|
|Constanta to Kusadasi charts and GE tracks|
|Log Samos to Kusadasi 2008|
|Log 2009 Part 1|
|Log 2009 Part 2|
|Log Kusadasi to Aigina|
|Log Aigina to Kalamata|
|Log 2012 Part 1|
|Log 2012 Part 2|
|Log of 2013|
|Log of 2014|
|Defects and work done pre 2013|
|Defects and work done 2013|
|Mike and Gillie|
|GE Southsea to Paris Jun/Jul 2006|
|GE Paris to Liege Aug/Sep 2006|
|GE Liege to Mainz 2007|
|GE Mainz to Passau 2008|
|GE Passau to Port Tomis 2008|
|GE Port Tomis to Kusadasi 2008|
|GE Kusadasi 2009 Part 1|
|GE Kusadasi 2009 Part 2|
|GE 2011 Kusadasi to Aigina|
|GE 2011 Aigina to Kalamata|
|2012 First Half|
|2012 Second half|
|GE 2012 Cruising Association Rally|
|Kalamata to Eufimia|
|Eufimia to Messolonghi via Levkas|
|Messolonghi to Eufimia ferry trip|
|Seven Islands Cruise|
|Eufimia to Messolonghi|
|Messolonghi to Amfilokhia|
|Amfilokhia to Corfu|
|Corfu to Preveza|
|Preveza to Messolonghi|