We all have one of these. You know, those fun little “never-ending” lists of boat projects?!
If you’re a sailboat owner, or any boat owner for that matter, I’m pretty sure you have some sort of project list that you would really really really love to complete. And we’re no different, of course. As suspected, our marine survey (during the boat buying process) produced a pretty hefty list of projects that we would need to tackle — some sooner than later — and some definitely way more important than others. None were big enough to be deal-breakers on the actual boat purchase, but let’s not lie, some will definitely be pretty big undertakings and very time consuming for us newbie sailors.
We started with a solid list of 40 projects, ranging in complexity, skill level, price tag, etc. Somehow, it feels like as soon as we cross one off the list, another one seems to pop up.
Jereme deserves a pretty big shout-out for already having tackled a handful of these. Thankfully, he LOVES projects! And DIY.
Yup, that’s a typical engineer for ya. Lucky me!
So here’s the list as of today:
Flares & flare gun Check fire extinguisher expiration date Shower curtain Float switch bilge pump Extra bilge pump under quarter-berth
- Wine bottle holder affix
Change boat name Registration sticker – dinghy Maroon paint for boat stripe
- Light bulbs
- Fix shelf/cabinet in head
Wing nut drawer guides quarter-berth Sized rope with clasp for ladder Stereo speakers
- New fenders
- Charts — Florida/Bahamas
- Chafe protection for anchor lines
- Fix hatch latch on anchor locker
- Propane tanks and locker clasp
Clean raw water strainer
- Change oil; oil filters
- Fiberglass 4th side of engine oil catch tank
- Jib sail needs restitching
- Genoa furling drum serviced
- Crack in bobstay
- Bow port window leak
- Quarter-berth port light
- Overhead hatch leaking
- Autopilot needs to be fixed
- Fix/replace water tank
- Spreader lights
- Soft spot on anchor locker
Cockpit LED lights
- Toilet/vent for waste
- Fix wind instrument/tridata
- Enhance anchor/chain; check what exists
- Wax boat
- Oil leaks from timing gear
- Install solar panels, charge controller, and inverter
- Replace plumbing to head
Fix shower sump pump
- Waterproof canvas top