Reminder to change fuel filters often

February 16, 2017

Billabong’s Yanmar 3gm is having a hard time firing. I am fairly certain it is due to fuel issues. When I pulled out the primary and secondary fuel filters there was a lot of gunk that came out with it. Clogged fuel filters restrict fuel flow and can cause issue inside the motor if not

2015 Pink Boat Regatta

January 26, 2017

The Pink Boat Regatta is a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Here on Billabong charity and giving back is very important to us. Here are some photos I took of Billabong in the 2015 Pink Boat Regatta. These photos were taken from S/V Breeze before I ever imagined being part owner of this

Sink rust be gone!

January 3, 2017

Billabong has primarily been used for racing over the past couple years. That means some things in the cabin have been accidentally neglected, like the sink. It had a few rusty spots in it. Luckily I learned about Krud Kutter recently while cleaning the dinghy and a kayak. Krud Kutter again proved its worth by

Restoring the 120 volt electrical system

January 1, 2017

Three of the four 120 volt outlets on Billabong were not working… with only one switch on the power panel I knew there was an issue somewhere along the line. On another boat with a similar issue it came down to a faulty GFI unit. Billabong had the same issue. The GFI outlet in the

The stove is alive!

December 30, 2016

During this 2016 holiday season schedules have been too busy to get Billabong out for a sail, but the cabin “spring cleaning” continues. This summer Billabong will be out cruising some so I spent some time working on the propane system. The gimbaling propane oven/stove is alive once again! It took a bit to get