Zippey needs some fiberglass repair

February 11, 2015

Zippey is from 1977 and she is starting to feel her age. The deck has a growing spiderweb of cracks that need filling. I believe I located a boatyard where I can haul Zippey out and do the fiberglass repairs. There are a list of projects that I want to get done when I pull

Ghost leak in the water system annihilated

November 30, 2014

When you live on a boat finding ways to conserve water becomes almost an obsession. I do not have the luxury of a fat pipe of water coming off the city line giving me a constant supply, instead I have a tank that sits beneath my floor (two in fact). The level has to be

Replacing the water pressure pump

November 17, 2014

As part of the electrical overload which damaged several ship systems the water pressure pump was damaged. I found this out one day when I was in the shower. I had just finished soaping up when the water sputtered a few times and simply quit, leaving me covered head to toe in soap. Not a

Replacing the battery charger

November 16, 2014

After the electrical issue that caused a system overload I noticed there were a few ghosts in the system, one of which the house lights, which are LED and powered by the 12v system, would not always come on when switched on. Instead they would suddenly jump on after a few seconds. This happened for

Electrical troubles with Penny

November 15, 2014

Penny was manufactured in 1977 so naturally she is bound to have her own unique creaks and groans with age. Today a new one surfaced with nearly dangerous consequences… I awoke this morning to a burning smell in the cabin. This is never a good sign! I quickly started moving around the salon (living room