Well we are now deep into Spirit's refit. Over the last few weeks we've been able to make great progress into the works lists. The main items we have on the list are:
- full refit and rebuild. Everything has been removed, paint sanded back to timber and glass in most areas and then it's been redesigned and rebuilt out of 60HD foam with a layer of 400gram double bias on each side. We're building the fridge into the hull under the entryway and also making two beds either side of the centreboard case. New storage and shelving and the instruments and electrical panel will be on the port side. The deck-head or ceiling is being raised a little also giving head room of 6'6 in the galley area.
- removal of exterior cockpit back to the hull. Removal of all plywood and fittings. Make new rudder box and new deck and seating on either side of cockpit and build out new flange to mount winches on. Instal jammers nearer the outside of the hull and make new spray dodger.
Beam and nets
- Make new aft beam that's full width and can accommodate the mainsail traveller. Increase the size of the aft nets and remove all old net fittings and attachments. Install new netting attachments via PVC piping and fibreglass to allow for lashing.
- remove engine and replace with outboard. Install anchor winch and bow roller. New prodder 8ft in length. Remove rig and test all rod rigging, paint mast. Fit new Ropeye for deck attachments replacing the old and heavy pad-eyes and u-bolts. Install totally new solar system that can accommodate all onboard power situations. This system will be applied by Solbianand will be around 740watts!!
We have planned for the months of to work like this January - interior. Feb - cockpit and march beam and small items launching by April sometime we hope. So far this months we've just about done the interior and have only now to glass in the furniture and raise the deck-head.
There's a few photos below of the goings on. Will post some more news and pics as we get on. We update out FB almost daily so if you'd like to keep a better eye on what we're up to check out the link to our FB page here. https://www.facebook.com/trimaranspirit